November 16, 2023

Maine Maritime Academy’s inaugural Admiral’s Dinner is designed to recognize an individual within the maritime industry whose vision, thought leadership and dedication to the highest ideals have distinguished them and their organization as among the very best in the world.

This year’s honoree is:

Karrie Trauth

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Shipping & Maritime Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited


Proceeds from the Admiral’s Dinner will support scholarships for students pursuing a US Coast Guard Unlimited License.

Maine Maritime Academy’s Inaugural Admirals Dinner in Houston, TX at The Houston Club honoring Karrie Trauth SVP Shipping & Maritime at Shell was a tremendous success. Attended by more than 140 people and 40 maritime corporations, the evening raised over $100,000 for scholarships at Maine Maritime. Thanks to all of our sponsors, especially Shell Corporation and Seabulk, and the many people who made this event possible.

The Houston Club
910 Louisiana St Suite 4900, Houston, TX 77002

5:30 p.m. | Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres

6:30 p.m. | Dinner & Program

Parking: Complimentary parking beneath The Houston Club after 5:30pm. Before 5:30pm parking is available at 811 Louisiana Street and will be validated.

Tickets: Guests will pick up name tags and table assignments at event registration. No tickets will be mailed in advance. Guest changes can be made at the event.

For more information on the Admiral’s Dinner, please contact Craig Johnson at