News Release: Keynote Speaker for Clean Gulf 2014


Rear Admiral Kevin Cook, Eighth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard, secured as Keynote Speaker for CLEAN GULF 2014

HOUSTON. June 18, 2014. Rear Admiral Kevin Cook will deliver the Keynote Address at the CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition on the morning of Wednesday, December 3rd. CLEAN GULF is focused on real-world solutions for spill prevention and response and takes place December 2-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Each year it brings together spill response professionals from the Gulf Coast and beyond to connect with old friends, discuss industry trends, and discover new technologies.

Rear Admiral Kevin Cook serves as the Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District headquartered in New Orleans. He is responsible for U.S Coast Guard operations spanning 26 states, including the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent offshore waters and outer continental shelf, as well as the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee River systems.

Previous duty assignments include three tours afloat: CGC MADRONA as a deck watch officer; CGC BITTERSWEET as the Executive Officer; and CGC COWSLIP as the Commanding Officer. His tours ashore include assignments as a staff engineer in Hazardous Materials Division where he later returned as Division Chief. As Director of Prevention Policy, he was responsible for many of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship missions affecting waterways management, domestic and international shipping, recreational and fishing boats, and port facilities throughout the nation.

Following the Admiral’s Keynote Address there will be concurrent conference tracks covering response, planning & preparedness, information & response technologies, special interests, case studies, subsea and inland spill response. Along with this in-depth program, CLEAN GULF will include an exhibit floor that features the latest products & technologies for response operations and a learning lounge that will host additional sessions.

For the latest updates on CLEAN GULF visit For information on attendance or exhibiting opportunities, please contact Marketing Manager Carey Buchholtz at 713-343-1878.

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