ILA’s Kim Brown Honored by Virginia Maritime Association As One of Top “Women In Maritime”
Congratulations to Kim Brown, our ILA Sister from Local 1248 in Hampton Roads, Virginia who was honored last evening by the Virginia Maritime Association as one of the Women in Maritime at the Association’s 103rd Annual Banquet held at The Main in Norfolk.
Kim Brown, who first joined ILA Local 1248 in 1995 is one of the ILA’s powerful “Women on the Waterfront.”
“The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) proudly honors and celebrates the valuable contributions of women in the maritime and supply chain industries, where women have confronted bias and broken down barriers to obtain access and increase their ranks,” the Association said in a Resolution that was read at last night’s banquet. “From skilled trades to positions of executive leadership, women have demonstrated that their skills, experiences, perspectives, and ideas benefit their industries and that their contributions play a vital role in our national defense and in making the economy stronger. VMA recognizes that its mission to. Promote, protect, and facilitate commerce through Virginia’s ports and the interests of associated industries and supply chains is more fully met through the increasing participation of women of diverse backgrounds and abilities.”
A portion of the 2019 ILA video “ILA Women on the Waterfront” was featured at least night’s ceremony honoring the ILA’s Kim Brown.
The officers and 85,000 ILA members salute and congratulate Kim Brown of ILA Local 1248.