Mr. Gallagher, formerly IRI’s General Counsel, was promoted to President in January 2000. Since joining IRI’s legal staff in 1991, he has worked closely with the Marshall Islands government and its legislative agenda. Although he has traveled around the globe meeting clients and speaking at corporate and maritime seminars, Mr. Gallagher has been most instrumental in working with IRI’s Far East clientele. Prior to joining IRI he specialized in Legal Compliance in the securities industry. He has served as an intern in the United States Senate receiving an award as Intern of the Year and in the German Bundestag, where he enhanced his proficiency in the German language and political culture. Mr. Gallagher received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Maryland. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland State Bar.
Mr. Guida has been affiliated with the IRI group of companies since 1969 when he served as Vice President and Treasurer for the International Bank in Washington, DC which merged with USLICO Corporation, IRI’s parent company. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Guida was Vice President of USLICO. In 1988, he became the President of Administrative Control Services, Inc. which administers the billing and administrative functions for the maritime and corporate service group of companies. Mr. Guida is a Certified Public Accountant qualified in both the District of Columbia and the State of Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University. Mr. Guida served at sea as a U.S. Navy line officer.
Mr. Maitland joined the IRI group of companies in 1976. He has been a member of the Legal Committee for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1980. He co-founded the Admiralty/Finance Forum and played a major role in developing the bareboat registration provision of the 1993 International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages. He is a member of the Bars of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit) and the United States Supreme Court. He served as Chairman of the New York Bar’s Admiralty Law Committee from 1982 to 1985, and as Chairman of the U.S. Maritime Law Association’s Committee on Intergovernmental Organizations from 1987-1995. In addition to being a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and the National Cargo Bureau, Inc., Mr. Maitland is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Coast Guard Foundation, an Honorary Director of the Fort Schuyler Alumni Association and a Director of the Sea Research Foundation. He serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board for the AMISTAD Foundation, as well as for the North American Maritime Ministries Association and is the founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from New York Law School and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Letters (LLD) from the State University of New York Maritime College (Fort Schuyler) in 2007. Mr. Maitland was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in May 1999.