Since joining the World Shipping Council in 2002, Doug Schneider has provided expertise on a wide range of issues affecting the liner shipping industry, including vessel discharges regulation, maritime and cargo safety and security, and supply chain management. In this capacity, he frequently works with Congressional staff and officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He also actively participates on behalf of the industry in meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and was appointed to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee in 2016. From 2005 to 2008, Doug departed the Council to work in Europe as the lead U.S. Coast Guard port security liaison to nine countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining the Council, Doug served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as a deck watch officer and Department Head at sea, as Executive Officer of a Tactical Law Enforcement Team, and as Chief of Leadership Programs at the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center. In 2014, he retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve holding the rank of Commander. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.