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*UPDATED SPEAKER* A Discussion with FMC Commissioner Bentzel

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2022
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Shoreline Yacht Club


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Parking Sponsor
    Company logo on the registration website
    Mention at the beginning of the program
    2 Complimentary registrations
  • two tickets, logo on some media, mention at podium, and tabletop placard
  • Food sponsor, five tickets, logo on all flyers, all media, and mention at podium, one seat at speaker's table, tabletop placard
  • Introduce Chairman, ten tickets, logo on all flyers, all media, and mention at podium, two seats at speaker's table, tabletop placard

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A Discussion with FMC Commissioner Bentzel

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Reception | No Host Cash Bar

Shoreline Yacht Club
386 E Shoreline Dr
Long Beach, CA 90802


Member: $55 / 
Non-Member: $65

After February 23
Member: $60 / Non-Member: $70

Sponsorships are available!
Register here or contact us for more information.



Commissioner Carl Bentzel was nominated by President Trump on June 12, 2019, to a term expiring on June 30, 2024. The United States Senate confirmed his nomination on November 21, 2019, and he was sworn into office on December 9, 2019.

Prior to his appointment at the Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner Bentzel created and established a consulting services company where he represented clients on regulatory and legislative issues within the areas of transportation, energy and other areas of federal regulatory oversight. From 2004-2014, Commissioner Bentzel served as Vice President and head of the federal advocacy division of a full-scale public relations firm, the DCI Group.

Prior to working in the private sector, Mr. Bentzel served the public sector for ten years as a Senate professional committee staffer including, most recently, as Senior Democratic Counsel of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. He moved to his role in the Senate after spending four years on the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee where he served as Counsel for Maritime Policy.

Commissioner Bentzel’s primary areas of responsibility on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation were issues on maritime transportation; rail, surface and pipeline transportation; energy transportation and hazardous materials; and homeland security in these areas. While working in the Senate, Commissioner Bentzel served as one of the principals in crafting the Maritime Security Act of 1996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, and in 2002, after the attacks on 9/11, the requirements mandated for maritime security through the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. He also dealt with matters impacting economic regulation of rail and surface industries before the Surface Transportation Board, and a variety of energy related regulatory issues.

For his efforts in developing and negotiating passage of Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Commissioner Bentzel was awarded the Coast Guard’s Medal for Meritorious Public Service and the Maritime Security Council’s Man of the Year award. Mr. Bentzel is also the author of the chapter on Port Security within McGraw-Hill’s Handbook on Homeland Security.

Commissioner Bentzel earned his Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University, his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama, and his Master of Laws from the Admiralty Law Institute, Tulane University.

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