SVP, TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Alyse Lisk was named Senior Vice President of Technology and Operational Excellence for TOTE in October 2018. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring operational excellence throughout the TOTE organization, including TOTE Services, TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico – with a focus on continuous improvement that leverages technology, people and process. She is also responsible for overseeing the effectiveness and security of technology resources within the TOTE organization, managing systems that enhance safety, operational excellence and customer service.
Lisk joined TOTE in October 2011, where she served as Vice President of Cargo Services for seven years.
Prior to joining TOTE, Lisk was Vice President of Market Management for the Transportation Division at Yusen Logistics, formerly known as NYK Logistics. She began her career in transportation logistics at A.P. Moller-Maersk more than 20 years ago, advancing her way through various positions of increasing responsibility.
A native of Milford, Penn., Lisk graduated from Wells College with a BS in Fine Art, English, and Italian. Lisk currently serves on the American Red Cross Northeast Florida Chapter board of directors. She resides in St. Augustine, FL with her husband Greg and their two children.
HARRIAT PERSHAD MARAGH
THE LANNAMAN & MORRIS GROUP OF COMPANIES (POSTHUMOUSLY)
“A big heart; a warm smile; a gentle manner” – these qualities immediately come to mind at the mention of the name Harriat Pershad Maragh, affectionately known as “Harry” throughout the Caribbean. Harry’s selfless sense of responsibility was evident from his early years when, upon receiving news of his mother’s illness, he interrupted his university education overseas in the early 1970s, to return to Jamaica and help support his family. He started with R. S. Gamble (a local shipping firm) and moved on to become a validating/traffic clerk with Lannaman & Morris in 1977.
A fast learner and tireless worker, he was promoted to sales representative, sales manager, general manager and Managing Director within a ten-year period. After the retirement of the then owners, he became the owner and Chairman/CEO of the Lannaman & Morris Group of Companies which he transformed into the Caribbean’s most diversified shipping company. He was involved in all aspects of the various operations in the Group – Metro Investments (property and trading), Seafreight Jamaica (Shipping Agency), Lannaman & Morris Shipping Limited (agent for Evergreen Shipping Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Line.
He was instrumental in forging a new ownership/leadership paradigm for Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) that resulted in that company becoming a top performer on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Caribbean’s leading Multipurpose Port. The development and growth of Seafreight Shipping Lines owes much to his stewardship, as Chairman and major investor, that saw that shipping line becoming the first and largest owned and managed by Caribbean nationals before being sold.
He is credited for the establishment of regional routes for Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise line and was also the founding manager, for some 40 years, of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal which his company still manages on behalf of the Port Authority of Jamaica. Under his stewardship Lannaman & Morris became the leading cruise agent representing in excess of 75 % of all cruise that calls at Jamaican ports.
He served as President of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) from 2003 to 2006. It was during his leadership that the SAJ made a substantial contribution in both financing and manpower toward the certifying of the Port of Kingston under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), thereby making Kingston one of the first ports in the western hemisphere to qualify for such world-class certification.
He also had great faith in our youth. His strong and consistent support to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) continues today through his family and companies. His wife, Charmaine, continues his legacy of mentorship and assistance to the new generation of shipping professionals. In recognition of his outstanding professional accomplishments and immense contribution to the development of the Jamaican and Caribbean Shipping Industry, the Shipping Association of Jamaica, in celebration of our 80th Anniversary, paid tribute to Mr. Harriat Pershad Maragh in 2019.