American Club Elects Board Of Directors

The American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (The American Club) has announced the election of two new members to its board of directors. Joining the club's governing body were Bruce A.

McAllister, president, McAllister Brothers, Inc., and Martin F.

Ytuarte, executive vice president, Prudential Lines, Inc. Adolph B.

Kurz, president of Keystone Shipping Co., was reelected chairman.

Norman Scott, president of American President Lines, Ltd., was reelected deputy chairman.

John H. Cassedy, president of Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., was elected secretary, and Louis J. Gusmano of Kirlin, Campbell & Keating was appointed counsel.

Other directors elected were George C. Halstead, president, Alcoa Steamship Company, Inc.; Herbert A. Crompton, treasurer, Trinidad Corporation; Thomas J.

Smith, president, Farrell Lines Incorporated; John J. Ervin, executive vice president, Trinidad Corporation; Carl Swenson, executive vice president, Farrell Lines Incorporated; John T. Di Palermo, treasurer, American President Lines, Ltd.; J. Donald Kenny, vice president, secretary, general counsel, American President Lines, Ltd.; John I. Alioto, president, Pacific Far East Line, Inc.; Sal P. Tarantino, executive vice president, Pacific Far East Line, Inc.; Joseph W. Dickover, vice president and general manager, States Steamship Company; Edward J. Kettel, assistant treasurer, Atlantic Richfield Company; Charles Kurz II, vice president, Margate Shipping Company; Spyros Skouras, president, Prudential Lines, Inc.; Edward P. Walsh, president, Waterman Steamship Corporation; and Erik F. Johnsen, president, Central Gulf Lines, Inc.

The Association's board of directors actively participate in all of The American Club's business, attending monthly meetings, approving claim settlements, consulting with its investment advisor and determining operating policies. The American Club is managed by Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., and is the only mutual protection and indemnity club in operation in the United States.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 20,  May 1977

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