The Officers and Staff of ASCMA
Kevin P. Sweeney
|Executive President and CEO|
My name is Kevin Patrick Sweeney and I am the Executive President of the California Maritime Academy. This year I plan on improving and solidifying the jobs and job descriptions of all the officers on the board. I want to pass more legislation to improve the life of students. I want to allow more transparency and work closely with the Corps Staff and the Housing Department. These are all easily attainable goals that will make this year and years to come better for everyone on campus.
Executive Vice President
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
My name is Jonny Jordan. I am your ASCMA Executive Vice President and Engineering Company Commander.
Tomas Pierson Perez
|Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO|
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
My name is Tomas Pierson Perez. I am the Executive VP of Finance. Along with AS, I also play Cal Maritime Rugby. As a member of ASCMA, I make sure I represent the student body in every facet of student life, expressing their tribulations and trepidations through my own voice in board meetings. The plans I have in store for this year will be in every student’s best interest. A goal of mine, as well as AS, is to make sure the student budget is spent wisely, creating a more enjoyable environment for my peers on and off-campus, and to raise campus pride. I encourage all those who have any concerns, or just need straight advice for whatever reason, to come and speak with me. I will do my best to make sure you walk out of my office with all your questions answered. Hope to be seeing all of you around! Have a great year!
Hello! My name is Rachel Neuharth and I am your ASCMA Programming Director. You may also know me as the MPM Company Commander. In my free time, I like to bike around campus on my yellow stingray bicycle or jump in the pool for some Water Polo. My team and I work really hard to put on fun events for YOU! If you ever have any ideas or activities you want to see, let me know!
Editor in Chief of the Binnacle
An eccentric, Alaskan, with a weird humor.
She spells in numbers
Lives by the motto “it could be worse”
Tangled up in nostalgia of the past and confused by the future, but excited for now.
Writes and produces The Binnacle and adds commentary on everything.
Community Engagement Officer
Major: Business Administration/International Business & Logistics
Hometown Vallejo, CA
Hello. My name is Natalie Laconsay. I am a second year cadet and very excited to serve as the Community Service Officer for 2013-2014. Vallejo is my hometown where I have always tried to make contributions to my schools and community. I plan to promote and raise awareness that will motivate others to get involved in the many local projects and events because giving back cultivates charity. I know first hand how rewarding it is to “pay it forward” and that one person can make a difference. Last year, I was a Coxswain on the Varsity Crew Team and served on the Fee Advisory Committee and Student Health Advisory Committee. This year I am a Division 2M Squad Leader. I enjoy playing golf, playing piano, theater and mostly anything outdoors! J Yay!
H. Morgan Seel
Handsome. Blue Eyes. America.
Veterans Liaison Officer
Major: Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Hi! My name is Ryan Ham and I'm the Senior Class President. I'm also on the crew team for the third year and I am a division commander for division 3M. My main goal for this school year is to have a successful commencement, find an awesome commencement speaker, bring back the senior BBQ, and create a rewarding senior project for both the school and the community. In my free time, I like not skipping leg day, so much so that leg day is three times a week.
Senior Vice President
Hometown: Roseville, CA
Hello Everyone! I am a Marine Transportation student from Roseville California. Some of my favorite things in this world are Mexican food, soccer, and hockey. If any of you want to become more involved with this school feel free to approach me anytime. I would love to get to know all of you!
Class of 2015
My name is Meryl Chew and I'm from Tenakee Springs, Alaska. I enjoy reading, fishing, hunting, hiking; basically anything outside! I'm a Junior Marine Transportation student and I plan on working for the Alaska Marine Highway System upon my graduation next year.
Sophomore Class President
Major: Marine Transportation
Hometown: El Dorado Hillz
I'm 19 years old, I'm single and I love long walks on the beach. I come from a long line of legendary swordfishermen.
Sophomore Vice President
Global Studies and Maritime Affair
Class of 2016
My focus and aspiration this year is forming a connection between student and the way the school is operated; in other words, every cadet's voice makes a huge difference in the way that decisions are made on this campus. For example- huge goal of mine is to see women's varsity soccer at CMA. Just by beginning to integrate a women's soccer team, up and coming changes like this prove that small additions to our campus can have a long term impact. Let's shake things up and make it a year to remember. Boom goes the dynamite.
Freshman Class President
Class of 2017
My name is Thomas James and I am Freshman class President. My goal is simple, represent the class of 2017 by picking up where the current ASCMA leadership has worked hard to accomplish so far. My main priority, to improve all aspects of the CMA life both residentially and educationally. I lean on my fellow freshman cadets to voice their observations of the overall standard of living at CMA. This is our time, lets make the best of it!
Freshman Vice President