Shareen Larmond is President of the West Gulf Maritime Association, a maritime trade association representing the interests of almost 200 companies in the maritime community. Its membership includes ocean carriers, operators, ports, agents, terminal companies and stevedores located in all Texas ports as well as in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Association primarily negotiates and administers the multi-employer collective bargaining agreements with the International Longshoremen’s Association within its jurisdiction. Her official appointment on January 31, 2018, as President made Ms. Larmond the first female and first person of color to run the West Gulf Maritime Association in all its 50-year history. It also made her the first female to head a Port Association of its kind in the country. She is active in both the maritime and local communities. She is a board member for the Lower Kirby Pearland Management District. She has been a board member of the District since its statutory creation in 2007 and currently serves as the District’s President. Ms. Larmond is a Co-Administrator for the J.H. “Buddy” Raspberry Scholarship Trust Fund which awards educational scholarships for certain individuals in the maritime industry. She also held prior positions as board member at the Julia C. Hester House and Vice Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s State Relations Subcommittee. Shareen Larmond received her Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her legal education at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.