Senior Management

Senior Management

Samuel H. Norton
Samuel H. Norton
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.

Richard Trueblood
Richard Trueblood
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Richard Trueblood Richard Trueblood, CPA, was appointed as Vice President and CFO of OSG in December 2017. Dick has been the interim CFO for OSG since July 2017. Prior to OSG, he was a Partner in the Florida CFO Group providing interim and project Chief Financial Officer services to companies such as the technology start-up Heliotrope Technologies, Inc. He has been CFO at Advent Solar Inc. and Troon Golf LLC. He has extensive experience with equity and debt financing with companies at all stages of development including NYSE listed Promus Hotel Corporation where he was Senior Vice President - Finance. Mr. Trueblood was a partner at KPMG where he provided extensive services to clients in strategic business management, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and SEC compliance. While at KPMG, he led the real estate practices in Boston, Massachusetts and Orange County, California. He also served as a director for UMB Bank Arizona, N.A. for eight years. Mr. Trueblood holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University.
Damon M. Mote
Damon M. Mote
Vice President And Chief Administrative Officer
Damon M. Mote Damon Mote is the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with oversight of the company’s marine labor relations, human resources, information technology and insurance. In December 2014, Mr. Mote was promoted to the Vice President of Marine Labor Relations. This position has overall responsibilities for the crewing, negotiations and management of the Collective Bargaining Agreements, the OSG representative on three Union Plans Board of Trustees, and sits on the Board of Directors for Alaska Tanker Company.

Mr. Mote joined the company in 2004 as Manager, Major Projects and then served as Director, New Construction in 2006. In 2011 he served as the Regional Manager of the Technical Services Group which included responsibilities for engineering, purchasing, and the fleet management software system (ABS Nautical Systems).

Prior to joining OSG, he worked for fourteen years with Crowley Maritime with the last position held as Engineering Manager.

Mr. Mote holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from California Maritime Academy.

Patrick J. O’Halloran
Patrick J. O’Halloran
Vice President And Chief Operations Officer
Patrick J. O’Halloran Patrick O’Halloran was appointed as the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in December 2016 with oversight of all operations, maintenance, SQE and commercial operations for the Fleet. Most recently, Mr. O’Halloran served as Vice President Marine Operations for the company since December 2014. Mr. O’Halloran joined OSG in November 2006 as Fleet Manager as part of the acquisition of Maritrans, where he served as Fleet Maintenance Manager for the Maritrans fleet. He joined Maritrans in 2002 as Technical Superintendent.

Prior to joining Maritrans, Mr. O’Halloran was a Surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping for ten years.

Mr. O’Halloran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York – Maritime College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He sits on the Board of Directors for Alaska Tanker Company, and the Chamber of Shipping of America.
Susan Allan
Susan Allan
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Susan Allan Ms. Allan joined OSG in November 2016 as OSG's Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Allan has extensive experience in corporate governance and SEC matters from her positions as Vice President, Assistant Corporate Secretary at Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) since 2009, and as Director, Senior Counsel at Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) from 1997-2009.

Prior to that, Ms. Allan worked as Director, Senior Counsel at Anchor Glass Container, as an Assistant County Attorney at the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office, and as an associate attorney at Barkan + Neff law firm, all in Tampa.

Ms. Allan received her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in Los Angeles and her undergraduate degree from George Mason University in Northern Virginia.