Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Joseph Isaac Kronsberg
Joseph Isaac Kronsberg
Non-Employee Director
Joseph Isaac Kronsberg Mr. Kronsberg has served in various roles at Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. since 2006, and he is currently a Partner responsible for certain investments in the financial, shipping and energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Kronsberg worked at Greenhill & Co. as a generalist in its Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring departments. He currently serves as a Director of International Seaways, Inc. (a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company). Mr. Kronsberg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude.
Anja L. Manuel
Anja L. Manuel
Non-Employee Director
Anja L. Manuel Since 2009, Ms. Manuel has served as a founding partner at RiceHadleyGates, LLC, with Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley, and Robert Gates. The firm works with senior executives of major companies to evaluate strategic and political risk, and expand in emerging markets. She served as Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2005 – 2007. Ms. Manuel was an attorney at Wilmer-Hale specializing in international and Supreme Court litigation, and governance issues such as anti- corruption matters and Congressional investigations from 2001-2005, and also from 2007 to 2009. Early in her career she was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Risk and Governance Committee for Ripple, Inc. and on the Board of Advisors for Flexport, Inc. and Synapse, Inc., as well as several non-profit boards. Simon & Schuster recently published her book on India and China. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds BA and MA degrees with distinction from Stanford University.
Samuel H. Norton
Samuel H. Norton
Employee Director
Samuel H. Norton

Mr. Norton was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company in December 2016.

Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit since July 2016. Mr. Norton served as a non-executive Director on OSG's Board from August 2014 to July of 2016. Prior to joining OSG, in 2006 Mr. Norton co-founded SeaChange Maritime, LLC, an owner and operator of container ships, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Norton spent the seventeen-year period ended July 2005 as a senior executive officer at Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In 1995, Mr. Norton initiated and led the entry of the Sammy Ofer Group into the container segment, and acquired and operated the first container vessels in the group’s fleet. While at Tanker Pacific, Mr. Norton also conceived and started a related business, Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals, which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals. Prior to joining the Ofer group, Mr. Norton played a lead role in the Asian distressed assets group of the First National Bank of Boston, a position which acquainted him with the shipping industry and the Ofer family. Mr. Norton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981.

John P. Reddy
John P. Reddy
Non-Employee Director
John P. Reddy Mr. Reddy is currently a business consultant and private investor. From 2009 until March 2017, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spectra Energy Corporation, a premier owner and operator of pipeline and midstream energy assets. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmos Energy Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor, and in various financial roles with Pacific Enterprises Corporation. He serves on the audit committee of Hess Midstream Partners and chairs the conflicts committee. Mr. Reddy has also served on the board of directors of DCP Midstream, LLC (2009 - Feb. 2017) and as a member of Paragon Offshore Plc’s board from July 2014 through June 2017. Mr. Reddy is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Julie E. Silcock
Julie E. Silcock
Non-Employee Director
Julie E. Silcock Ms. Silcock joined Houlihan Lokey in 2009 where she co-heads the Southwest Investment Banking franchise. Previously, Ms. Silcock was the Founder, Managing Director, and Head of Southwest Investment Banking for Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2000 to early 2009, and, she was a Managing Director with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette's Investment Banking Practice from 1997 to 2000. Prior to this she was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. for eight years and began her career at Credit Suisse Group in New York in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Ms. Silcock graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Princeton University and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She serves on the Board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and was formerly on the Board of Mesa Airlines, a publicly traded company, and on the Board of Greenhunter Energy, a publicly traded water reclamation company.
Gary Eugene Taylor
Gary Eugene Taylor
Non-Employee Director
Gary Eugene Taylor Mr. Taylor is a former member of the U.S. Congress, having served for 21 years until January 2011. Mr. Taylor served as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and most recently as Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, providing oversight of expenditures for Navy and Marine Corps programs. As Chairman, Mr. Taylor worked with senior Navy leadership to develop a 30-year shipbuilding plan. As a member of the Merchant Marine Committee, Mr. Taylor helped guide passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the U.S. law that regulates the shipment of petroleum products in U.S. waters. Mr. Taylor also served as a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He co-chaired the Shipbuilding Caucus, the Coast Guard Caucus, the National Guard and Reserve Caucus and the Expeditionary Warfare Caucus. After leaving Congress, Mr. Taylor worked on business development for E.N. Bisso in the ship assist business on the Mississippi River. From September 2011 until December 2013, Mr. Taylor served as a consultant for Navistar Defense on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. Mr. Taylor has served as a Commissioner on the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission since June 2012, providing oversight for the Port Bienville Industrial Park and Stennis International Airport in Hancock County, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Tulane University.
Ty E. Wallach
Ty E. Wallach
Non-Employee Director
Ty E. Wallach Mr. Wallach was until recently a Partner at Paulson & Co. Inc. ("Paulson") and a Co-Portfolio Manager at Paulson's credit funds. Since joining Paulson in 2008, he had led numerous investments in the debt and equity of distressed and leveraged companies. Prior to joining Paulson, Mr. Wallach was a partner and Managing Director at Oak Hill Advisors, serving most recently as Co-Head of European Investments. He currently serves on the board of directors of International Seaways, Inc. (a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company), as well as on the boards of two non-profit organizations; Focus for a Future Inc. and New Heights Youth, Inc. Mr. Wallach is a graduate of Princeton University.
Douglas D. Wheat
Douglas D. Wheat
Chairman of the Board
Douglas D. Wheat

Mr. Wheat has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2014. He is currently the Managing Partner of Wheat Investments, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2016, he was the founding and Managing Partner of the private equity company Southlake Equity Group. From 1992 until 2006, Mr. Wheat was President of Haas Wheat & Partners. Prior to the formation of Haas Wheat, Mr. Wheat was a founding member of the merchant banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he specialized in leveraged buyout financing. From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Wheat practiced corporate and securities law in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Wheat is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Seaways, Inc. (a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company) and is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (“AMN”). He has been a director of AMN since 1999, becoming Chairman in 2007. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Dex Media, Inc. and as Chairman of SuperMedia prior to its merger with Dex One. Mr. Wheat has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of several other companies including among others: Playtex Products (of which he also served as Chairman); Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc.; Dr Pepper Bottling of the Southwest, Inc.; Walls Industries, Inc.; Alliance Imaging, Inc.; Thermadyne Industries, Inc.; Sybron International Corporation; Nebraska Book Corporation; ALC Communications Corporation; Mother’s Cookies, Inc.; and Stella Cheese Company. Mr. Wheat received both his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Kansas.

Joseph Isaac Kronsberg
Joseph Isaac Kronsberg
Non-Employee Director
Joseph Isaac Kronsberg Mr. Kronsberg has served in various roles at Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. since 2006, and he is currently a Partner responsible for certain investments in the financial, shipping and energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Kronsberg worked at Greenhill & Co. as a generalist in its Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring departments. He currently serves as a Director of International Seaways, Inc. (a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company). Mr. Kronsberg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude.
Anja L. Manuel
Anja L. Manuel
Non-Employee Director
Anja L. Manuel Since 2009, Ms. Manuel has served as a founding partner at RiceHadleyGates, LLC, with Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley, and Robert Gates. The firm works with senior executives of major companies to evaluate strategic and political risk, and expand in emerging markets. She served as Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2005 – 2007. Ms. Manuel was an attorney at Wilmer-Hale specializing in international and Supreme Court litigation, and governance issues such as anti- corruption matters and Congressional investigations from 2001-2005, and also from 2007 to 2009. Early in her career she was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Risk and Governance Committee for Ripple, Inc. and on the Board of Advisors for Flexport, Inc. and Synapse, Inc., as well as several non-profit boards. Simon & Schuster recently published her book on India and China. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds BA and MA degrees with distinction from Stanford University.
Samuel H. Norton
Samuel H. Norton
Employee Director
Samuel H. Norton

Mr. Norton was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company in December 2016.

Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit since July 2016. Mr. Norton served as a non-executive Director on OSG's Board from August 2014 to July of 2016. Prior to joining OSG, in 2006 Mr. Norton co-founded SeaChange Maritime, LLC, an owner and operator of container ships, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Norton spent the seventeen-year period ended July 2005 as a senior executive officer at Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In 1995, Mr. Norton initiated and led the entry of the Sammy Ofer Group into the container segment, and acquired and operated the first container vessels in the group’s fleet. While at Tanker Pacific, Mr. Norton also conceived and started a related business, Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals, which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals. Prior to joining the Ofer group, Mr. Norton played a lead role in the Asian distressed assets group of the First National Bank of Boston, a position which acquainted him with the shipping industry and the Ofer family. Mr. Norton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981.

John P. Reddy
John P. Reddy
Non-Employee Director
John P. Reddy Mr. Reddy is currently a business consultant and private investor. From 2009 until March 2017, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spectra Energy Corporation, a premier owner and operator of pipeline and midstream energy assets. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmos Energy Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor, and in various financial roles with Pacific Enterprises Corporation. He serves on the audit committee of Hess Midstream Partners and chairs the conflicts committee. Mr. Reddy has also served on the board of directors of DCP Midstream, LLC (2009 - Feb. 2017) and as a member of Paragon Offshore Plc’s board from July 2014 through June 2017. Mr. Reddy is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Julie E. Silcock
Julie E. Silcock
Non-Employee Director
Julie E. Silcock Ms. Silcock joined Houlihan Lokey in 2009 where she co-heads the Southwest Investment Banking franchise. Previously, Ms. Silcock was the Founder, Managing Director, and Head of Southwest Investment Banking for Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2000 to early 2009, and, she was a Managing Director with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette's Investment Banking Practice from 1997 to 2000. Prior to this she was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. for eight years and began her career at Credit Suisse Group in New York in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Ms. Silcock graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Princeton University and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She serves on the Board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and was formerly on the Board of Mesa Airlines, a publicly traded company, and on the Board of Greenhunter Energy, a publicly traded water reclamation company.
Gary Eugene Taylor
Gary Eugene Taylor
Non-Employee Director
Gary Eugene Taylor Mr. Taylor is a former member of the U.S. Congress, having served for 21 years until January 2011. Mr. Taylor served as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and most recently as Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, providing oversight of expenditures for Navy and Marine Corps programs. As Chairman, Mr. Taylor worked with senior Navy leadership to develop a 30-year shipbuilding plan. As a member of the Merchant Marine Committee, Mr. Taylor helped guide passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the U.S. law that regulates the shipment of petroleum products in U.S. waters. Mr. Taylor also served as a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He co-chaired the Shipbuilding Caucus, the Coast Guard Caucus, the National Guard and Reserve Caucus and the Expeditionary Warfare Caucus. After leaving Congress, Mr. Taylor worked on business development for E.N. Bisso in the ship assist business on the Mississippi River. From September 2011 until December 2013, Mr. Taylor served as a consultant for Navistar Defense on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. Mr. Taylor has served as a Commissioner on the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission since June 2012, providing oversight for the Port Bienville Industrial Park and Stennis International Airport in Hancock County, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Tulane University.
Ty E. Wallach
Ty E. Wallach
Non-Employee Director
Ty E. Wallach Mr. Wallach was until recently a Partner at Paulson & Co. Inc. ("Paulson") and a Co-Portfolio Manager at Paulson's credit funds. Since joining Paulson in 2008, he had led numerous investments in the debt and equity of distressed and leveraged companies. Prior to joining Paulson, Mr. Wallach was a partner and Managing Director at Oak Hill Advisors, serving most recently as Co-Head of European Investments. He currently serves on the board of directors of International Seaways, Inc. (a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company), as well as on the boards of two non-profit organizations; Focus for a Future Inc. and New Heights Youth, Inc. Mr. Wallach is a graduate of Princeton University.
Douglas D. Wheat
Douglas D. Wheat
Chairman of the Board
Douglas D. Wheat

Mr. Wheat has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2014. He is currently the Managing Partner of Wheat Investments, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2016, he was the founding and Managing Partner of the private equity company Southlake Equity Group. From 1992 until 2006, Mr. Wheat was President of Haas Wheat & Partners. Prior to the formation of Haas Wheat, Mr. Wheat was a founding member of the merchant banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he specialized in leveraged buyout financing. From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Wheat practiced corporate and securities law in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Wheat is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Seaways, Inc. (a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company) and is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (“AMN”). He has been a director of AMN since 1999, becoming Chairman in 2007. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Dex Media, Inc. and as Chairman of SuperMedia prior to its merger with Dex One. Mr. Wheat has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of several other companies including among others: Playtex Products (of which he also served as Chairman); Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc.; Dr Pepper Bottling of the Southwest, Inc.; Walls Industries, Inc.; Alliance Imaging, Inc.; Thermadyne Industries, Inc.; Sybron International Corporation; Nebraska Book Corporation; ALC Communications Corporation; Mother’s Cookies, Inc.; and Stella Cheese Company. Mr. Wheat received both his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Kansas.