Randee E. Day has served as a Director of the Company since November 2014 and is the Chairwoman of our Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Day briefly served as interim President of the Company from February 25, 2014 through March 6, 2015.
Ms. Day is President and Chief Executive Officer of Day & Partners, LLC, a specialized advisory firm focused on the maritime and offshore industries. Ms. Day accepted the position as a senior advisor to Goldin Associates LLC, now part of Teneo Capital, which is a specialized restructuring firm, in 2016. She also heads an asset management platform called Teneo Maritime. Ms. Day is also an independent board member of International Seaways Inc. (NYSE-listed under “INSW”). INSW is one of the world’s largest owner/operators of crude oil and petroleum product tankers, with a fleet of 55 vessels. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on Compensation Committees of the board of directors of INSW. Ms. Day was also an independent board member of Tidewater (NYSE-listed under “TDW”) from 2017-2020. TDW owns and operates one of the largest fleets of offshore support vessels in the industry, supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide. She chaired the Nominating/Governance Committee and served on the Audit Committee.
Ms. Day has an extensive background as an owner/operator of public companies, a senior lending officer, and as an advisor on mergers and acquisitions and restructuring transactions. Prior to founding Day & Partners, LLC in 2011, Ms. Day served as interim Chief Executive Officer of DHT Maritime, Inc., a NYSE-listed owner/operator of 12 crude oil tankers. Previously, Ms. Day was Managing Director at the Seabury Group, a transportation advisory firm. She was the Division Head of JP Morgan’s shipping group in New York and served as the Senior Lending Officer for the bank’s shipping clients in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. She served as a director of TBS International Ltd. from 2001 to 2012; of Ocean Rig ASA, in Oslo, Norway, an operator of ultra-deep-water oil rigs, from 2008 to 2009’ and of DHT Maritime, Inc. from 2005 to 2013. In 2014, Ms. Day was appointed as an independent director alongside appointees from Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Oaktree Capital Management to the board of Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd..
Ms. Day holds a B.A. degree from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program in International and National Security at the Harvard Kennedy School and a graduate of the Directors College at Stanford University. She is also a director of the American-Georgian Business Council in Washington, DC, which is the official trade council between the U.S. and the Republic of Georgia.
The Board of Directors selected Ms. Day as a Director because it believes that Ms. Day brings valuable management, financial and corporate governance experience to the Board of Directors.