Philip K. Bell
A. Paul Anderson
Anirban Basu is chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, with offices in Pennsylvania and Indonesia. The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms and government agencies, among others.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed him chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, and he also serves as chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee, chief economist of Associated Builders and Contractors, and as chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Management Association.
He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy, and has also taught several economics courses. In addition, he has held many board positions on a host of organizations.
In 2007, The Daily Record selected Basu as one of Maryland’s 50 Most Influential People. The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.
Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University; his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His Juris Doctor was earned at the University Of Maryland School Of Law.
Jo Isenberg-O'Loughlin is a career trade journalist, who has spent more than four decades covering steel, nonferrous metals and other process industries.
As executive editor of American Metal Market (AMM), a division of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, she heads the editorial operations of AMM’s daily edition.
In recent years, O’Loughlin has used her expertise to analyze and interpret events of great importance to the metals supply chain. Recent projects include “The Tom Graham Chronicles,” a video interview tracing the legendary career of a steel industry icon and a comprehensive look at the “new” Japanese steel industry.
Prior to joining AMM in 2000, Jo held positions with major U.S. publishers, including McGraw-Hill and Penton Media Inc., and has freelanced with organizations ranging from the American Management Association to the Japan Steel Information Center. She is the founding editor of AMM magazine and has served as editor-in-chief and a contributing editor of 33 Metal Producing and written for publications ranging from Business Week and Buyside to corporate newsletters for clients including Union Carbide, Verizon, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
O’Loughlin has received numerous Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, presented by American Business Media, for editorial excellence.
Mr. Waite is of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the corporate practice group. His practice is focused on international trade and customs law, representing foreign and domestic manufacturers, trade associations, multinational trading companies, and domestic industrial consumers in antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, and other trade-related proceedings.
Among his career highlights are representing successful appellants in two precedent-setting decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Gerald Metals v. United States (1997) and Bratsk Aluminum Smelter v. United States (2006), as well as representing a Russian metals producer in the first U.S. antidumping proceeding which treated Russia as a market-economy country.
Waite is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the New York Bar and the Wire Association International, and he is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.
Waite received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attended the Australian National University, in Canberra. Military service: Captain, USAF, Office of the Judge Advocate General, International Law Division and Appellate Government Division, 1972–1976.
Philip K. Bell
Philip K. Bell is President of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), which represents 30 North American steel producers and 120 associate member companies across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, accounting for over 75% of domestic steel production, and employing over 60,000 people. The SMA serves as the voice of the North American Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel industry.
Prior to leading the SMA, Phil served as Director of External Communications and Public Affairs for Gerdau Long Steel North America, based in Tampa. He developed an interest in the steel industry and manufacturing in the late 1980’s, while serving as an operations supervisor at Elementis Chromium, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has held executive level positions in operations, human resources and public affairs with Gerdau, the SGL Carbon Group, and Qualitech Steel Corporation.
Mr. Bell currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC 12), advising the Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative on trade policy, agreements, and other trade-related matters.
Phil is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and holds a master’s degree in Global Strategic Communications from the University of Florida. Phil and his wife, Linda, reside in Washington, D.C.
A. Paul Anderson
Former Federal Maritime Commissioner Paul Anderson joined the Tampa Port Authority as Chief Executive Officer in December 2012 after holding a series of high-profile leadership positions in the public and private sectors over the last three decades. Prior to joining the Tampa Port Authority, Mr. Anderson was the Chief Executive Officer at the Jacksonville Port Authority.
Mr. Anderson was recently elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Financing Commission by Florida’s port directors. He’s also been appointed by the Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to lead a newly created cooperative effort of the AAPA and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In this role, Mr. Anderson will bring together the country’s most prominent mayors with port leadership to urge investment in seaport infrastructure and make U.S. port competitiveness a national priority. In addition, he is the Legislative Chairman of the Florida Ports Council and serves on the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Nominated to the Federal Maritime Commission by President George W. Bush in 2003, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2004, Mr. Anderson served a five-year term ending in 2008. In addition, the president designated Anderson as the Commission’s Chairman. During his tenure, Anderson voted on issues affecting the trillion-dollar international maritime industry and represented the Commission before Congress, maritime industry associations and major corporate leadership. A highlight of Anderson’s service included his appointment to the Committee on Marine Transportation, a cabinet-level strategy group responsible for the nation’s seaports and reporting directly to the president.
Most recently, Mr. Anderson was responsible for providing industry recommendations on legislative issues to the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at the U.S. House of Representatives where he served as a Senior Fellow. He was president of International Oil and Shipping Company of Boca Raton, Florida, between 2008 and 2010 following his service on the Federal Maritime Commission. Anderson spent 10 years with JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automobile business headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and was previously a senior director of Seabulk Marine, Inc., an international marine transportation company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has also served as an advisor on intermodal issues to former Florida governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist.
Mr. Anderson has also held numerous community leadership positions including Chair, Board of Trustees, Broward County (FL) Community College; Chair, Broward Alliance; Chair, Broward Health Foundation; Vice President, Board of Trustees, Leukemia Lymphoma Society; Board of Directors, Florida Tax Watch; and the Board of Directors, Public Affairs Council.
Raised in San Clemente, California, Anderson has relocated with his family to Tampa from Jacksonville, Florida, where, except during the period of his public service in Washington, D.C., he has resided for the past 25 years. Anderson is a 1982 graduate of the University of Florida and completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.