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Michael Jones – President, The Maritime Alliance
February 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Promoting a regional “Blue Voice”
The Blue Economy is enormous, growing, and critical for the future of humans on earth…yet it is little understood, studied and promoted. The Maritime Alliance (TMA) is the non-profit organizer of the largest ocean and water technology (BlueTech) cluster in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. TMA is the Blue Voice of the San Diego region recognized nationally and internationally for its work.
Michael Jones founded The Maritime Alliance (TMA) in 2007 after noticing that San Diego has a strong cluster of maritime technology companies. His background is finance and international relations, having spent 8 years as a commercial lender and 31 years as an investment banker with his firm ProFinance Associates. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU), a member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS). He is also a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. to help SAIS focus on the Blue Economy. Michael speaks five languages and travels extensively.