E. Graykowski, Principal
John Graykowski offers clients perspective and knowledge gained over thirty years of professional
activities ranging from receiving a Presidential appointment to the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), serving in a variety
of senior staff positions in the United States Congress and as an attorney and general counsel directly involved in business
operations for clients and a multi-national corporation.
John began his professional career in the U.S. House of Representatives
and concluded that aspect of it 15 years later as Counsel to the United States Senate Merchant Marine Subcommittee. In this
time, he served two Congressmen, as Legislative Director to a United States Senator and in several senior staff positions
on the Senate Commerce Committee. He developed legislative expertise in transportation, agriculture, communications and energy
As Deputy and Acting Administrator of MARAD, John was responsible for the management and direction of the agency
and was involved in all aspects of maritime program implementation which included the Maritime Security and VISA national
security programs; negotiation of international maritime agreements and development of the maritime transportation system
(MTS) initiative. Following enactment of the National Shipbuilding Initiative (NSI) and expansion of the Title XI loan guaranty
program, he directed agency efforts to revitalize U.S. commercial shipbuilding industries resulting in over $4 billion in
new vessel construction.
He complemented his government service with tenure in three Washington, D.C. law firms representing
clients in the transportation, health care, natural resources and maritime industries. He then moved into a senior management
position at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, where he managed corporate legal affairs vessel marketing and government relations.
As a principal with MIC, John is offering his clients the benefits of his diverse experience in the public and private
sectors to create the necessary bridge between corporate objectives and public policy.