Senior Management

Senior Management

Samuel H. Norton
Samuel H. Norton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Samuel H. Norton Samuel H. Norton was appointed to CEO and President of OSG in December 2016.

Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and President and CEO of the U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit in July 2016 and has served on the Board of Directors since August 2014. Prior to joining OSG, Mr. Norton Co-Founded SeaChange Maritime, LLC in 2006 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Norton spent the seventeen-year period ending 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 (TPOT), which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals (FSO). 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 BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981.
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.
Damon Mote
Damon Mote
Vice President And Chief Administrative Officer
Damon Mote Damon Mote was appointed as the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer in December 2016 with oversight of the company’s marine labor relations, human resources, and insurance. Most recently, Mr. Mote served as the Vice President of Marine Labor Relations since December 2014. 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.