Curtis Cannizzaro

Executive Director
Merchants Exchange

As Executive Director for the Merchants Exchange, Curtis Cannizzaro is responsible for the day-to-day operations for the organization, strategic leadership, team management, financial oversight, service development and association management. An integral member of Merchants Exchange staff since 2015, he has previously held the roles of: General Manager, Clean Rivers Cooperative, Assistant Manager, Maritime Fire & Safety Association (MFSA), Program Manager, Fire Protection Agencies Advisory Council (FPAAC). He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Bethany College with extensive additional coursework completed in FEMA ICS (Incident Command System), and federal grants management. He is actively engaged in numerous committees, boards, associations, and workgroups focused on the maritime industry. He is currently serving as Board Treasurer, Association of Petroleum Industry Co-op Managers (APICOM), Board Member, Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee (LCRHSC), Board Treasurer, Maritime Information Services of North America (MISNA).