2022 National Maritime Awards Dinner – Washington – 27 April 2022
The National Maritime Historical Society
invites you to celebrate the
11th Annual National Maritime Awards
as we honor three esteemed award recipients
Lonnie G. Bunch III
Kristen L. Greenaway
Dr. David F. Winkler
with presentations by
Gary Jobson, Master of Ceremonies
Her Excellency Rosemary Banks
VADM Sean Buck, USN (Ret.)
Voyage Digital Media & Richardo R. Lopes
The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Chorale
and featuring the
NMHS Washington Invitational Art Gallery
hosted by Patrick O’Brien
National Press Club
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Reception at 6 PM • Dinner at 7 PM
Dinner chairs Amy Lent and Samuel Byers and founding dinner chairman Philip J. Webster invite you to join the National Maritime Historical Society as we honor three esteemed recipients with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award: Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Kristen L. Greenaway, President and CEO of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; and Dr. David F. Winkler, Historian at the Naval Historical Foundation.
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will be recognized with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the public understanding of the maritime experience of enslaved Africans taken to America and the subsequent relationship of African Americans with the sea. As Secretary of the Smithsonian, Mr. Bunch oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, and numerous research centers. Previously, he served as the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. The museum opened in 2016, but when he took on the task in 2005, he had just one staff member, no collections, no funding, and no site for a museum. With determination and a commitment to build “a place that would make America better,” Bunch transformed a vision into a bold reality.
Kristen L. Greenaway, CEO of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will be recognized with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award for her remarkable contributions to the maritime museum community, not only as a transformative CEO and president of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum but also for her global initiatives that have enriched maritime museums internationally. She has stressed the importance of museums taking a leadership role to better serve their communities and conservation efforts necessary to save the world’s oceans and waterways. Her global approach to museum direction is made stronger by her international background, and her leadership on the board of the International Congress of Maritime Museums has brought new energy and fresh ideas to American maritime museums. Her Excellency Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand to the United States, will present the award.
Dr. David F. Winkler, Historian at the Naval Historical Foundation, will be recognized with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary contributions to the maritime and naval history field and his efforts to bring the maritime heritage community together to form alliances, share ideas, and inspire new initiatives. Dr. Winkler has selflessly organized numerous National Maritime Alliance and North American Society for Oceanic History conferences and has worked to promote a better understanding of America’s naval history. He is an ambassador for naval history to many organizations and an internationally respected author and teacher. VADM Sean Buck, USN,Superintendent of the US Naval Academy, will present the award.
Gary Jobson, America’s Cup winner and America’s “Ambassador of Sailing,” will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Recipients will be featured in videos produced by award-winning documentarian Richardo Lopes and Voyage Digital Media. The American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery, hosted by acclaimed marine artist Patrick O’Brien, will showcase a variety of contemporary art. The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Chorale will perform.
The National Maritime Historical Society requests that corporations, associations, foundations, and individuals who wish to support the work of the American maritime community help us underwrite this event. To register, please click on the “Join Us” link above or contact NMHS vice president Wendy Paggiotta at 914-737-7878 ext. 557 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that all guests of the National Press Club must be fully vaccinated upon entry.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Washington from 26–28 April 2022 at the rate of $269/night, plus applicable taxes. Parking is an additional $47/day. To make your hotel reservation nby the 25 March deadline, please click on this booking link or call (888) 728-3027 and use the group code “NMS.”
With great thanks to our sponsors
Ronald L. Oswald
William H. White
VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.)
McAllister Towing and Transportation
CAPT James A. Noone, USN (Ret.)
Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.) and Linda Papp
Dr. Timothy and Laurie Runyan
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Governors
VADM Dirk Debbink, USN (Ret.)
Philip and Irmy Webster
With special thanks to the
2022 National Maritime Awards Committee
Amy Lent and Samuel Byers, Committee Co-Chairs
Philip J. Webster, Founding Chair
Charles B. Anderson ∙ Capt. Jonathan Boulware ∙ John Brady ∙ Walter R. Brown ∙ Dr. Robert Browning ∙ CAPT Patrick C. Burns, USN (Ret.) ∙ RADM Joseph F. Callo, USN (Ret.) ∙ CAPT Sally Callo, USN (Ret.) ∙ Gerald Cooper ∙ James Seay Dean ∙ VADM Dirk J. Debbink, USNR (Ret.) ∙ Donna Dudley ∙ Dr. William Dudley ∙ Paul Fontenoy ∙ David S. Fowler ∙ Sara Fuentes ∙ Rilla Gaither ∙ Burchenal Green ∙ Jay Haigler ∙ Karen Helmerson ∙ Howard H. Hoege III ∙ Gary Jobson ∙ Dr. Paul F. Johnston ∙ VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) ∙ Denise R. Krepp ∙ Richardo R. Lopes ∙ Jessica MacFarlane ∙ Guy E.C. Maitland ∙ RADM Edward “Sonny” Masso ∙ James Mathieu ∙ Capt. Jeffrey McAllister ∙ Elizabeth McCarthy ∙ Drew McMullen ∙ James McNamara ∙ Dr. Salvatore Mercogliano ∙ Kathy J. Metcalf ∙ Capt. Eric Nielsen ∙ CAPT James A. Noone, USN (Ret.) ∙ Patrick O’Brien ∙ Ronald L. Oswald ∙ Wendy Paggiotta ∙ ADM Robert J. Papp, USCG (Ret.) ∙ Christopher Rowsom ∙ Dr. Timothy J. Runyan ∙ Kamau Sadiki ∙ Kristen Sarri ∙ Richard Scarano ∙ Peter Seibert ∙ Philip Shapiro ∙ Ryan Simon ∙ Dr. Joshua Smith ∙ Capt. Cesare Sorio ∙ Irmy Webster ∙ William H. White ∙ Jean Wort