CMA Education Foundation

The CMA Education Foundation continues the educational mission started by the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) in 1984.

Since 2011, the CMA Education Foundation, a 501c (3) tax-exempt nonprofit  organization, has awarded scholarships, hosted industry research competitions, participated in career fairs and subsidized student internships at maritime companies.

Our Commitment is Our Strength

Supporting the Maritime Industry since 2011


To foster future maritime professionals by promoting and supporting maritime related education through financial assistance, events, and initiatives.


From its founding in 1984, the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) has always supported maritime-related education. In recent years, the CMA Education Foundation has distributed approximately $50,000 per annum in the form of scholarships and internship subsidies.


The Foundation was initially funded with seed money generously provided by the CMA. In order to achieve self-sufficiency, the Foundation actively solicits additional funding (individual and corporate) from the maritime industry and its supporters.

The Faces You’ve Been Waiting For

Meet Our Team

President Berman Legal LLC

Brad Berman

Beth Wilson-Jordan
Executive Director

Beth Wilson-Jordan

Global Claims Director, American Club

Molly McCafferty

Managing Director, Nautical Supply International, Inc.

Ian Workman

CMA Education Chair

Lorraine Parsons

Director, Charles R Weber Company

Kevin Breen

Partner – Transport, Hudson Structured Capital Management

Sean Durkin

Managing Partner, FDX Offshore LLC

Jake Scott

Chairman, Marine Money Intl.

James R. Lawrence

Product Manager, Q88

Chris Aversano

Editor CMA Newsletter

Don Frost


Frank Alfarone

Senior Managing Director at Young America Capital

Thomas Kane

Honorary Directors

Chairman, Teekay Corporation

C. Sean Day

Heidenreich Enterprises

Per Heidenreich

Manager, Projects Group, Charles R. Weber Company, Inc.

Basil G. Mavroleon