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2019 Distinguished Service Awarded to David and Tom Host

Friday, May 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Bird

Thomas P. Host, III and David F. Host were awarded the Virginia Maritime Associations “Distinguished Service”for  their “Distinguished Service” extended and readiness to assist the Maritime Industry in promoting, protecting and encouraging Virginia’s ports.

In 1977, Tom and David both join T. Parker Host, Inc. serving as the third generation of family leadership.

Award Tom Host 8449The Virginia Maritime Association presented its “2019 Distinguished Service Award”to Thomas P Host, III. 

Mr. Host helped lead an already successful and venerated Virginia shipping agency through many years of expansive and strategic growth in Virginia as well as multiple ports across the United States.

Mr. Host, played an instrumental role in establishing Norfolk as a port for cruise ships, increasing the demand for the services needed to support cruise ships and the economic benefits associated with many thousands of passengers sailing from Norfolk annually.

A tireless promoter of Virginia’s ports at home and abroad, and as the Honorary Consul of Brazil he has been a valuable representative to one of the Port of Virginia’s major trade partners.  Additionally, his service on numerous boards of business and community organizations and his political engagement has been a valued and proving Mr. Host as an effective ambassador for Virginia’s ports and maritime industry.

 

Award David Host 8483David F. Host presented the Virginia Maritime Association’s “2019 Distinguished Service Award”.

 

Mr. Host led an already successful and venerated Virginia shipping agency through many years of expansive and strategic growth in Virginia as well as multiple ports across the United States.

As a result of his tireless efforts to promote and increase coal exports through Virginia’s ports became a globally recognized authority on the international trade and shipping of coal.

Mr. Host, through his promotion of bulk cargos established himself as a Champion for navigational improvements in Virginia’s ports, particularly the James River and Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River.  His service on numerous boards of business and community organizations and his political engagement has been a valued and proving Mr. Host as an effective ambassador for Virginia’s ports and maritime industry.

The VMA is a trade association of nearly 500 companies, employing over 70,000 Virginians.  Promoting, Protecting and Encouraging commerce through Virginia’s ports, since 1920.  “The Voice of Port Industries”

 

 

 


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