John Schmidt

Program Manager, Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
Speaker: Strategies for Building the Blue Economy

John Schmidt serves as Program Manager for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers. As the coordinator for the Governors’ and Premiers’ Regional Maritime Initiative, John analyzes and develops maritime transportation policy in addition to implementing programs focused on green shipping, trade development, and autonomous shipping.

John holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago. He also studied at SciencesPo in Aix-en-Provence, France and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

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