Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.

Arthur Savage

Arthur Savage has been involved in Trade and Ocean Shipping throughout his life. He is a fifth generation Tampa Native whose family sailed into Tampa in 1845, established regular shipping operations and has been continually involved in the development of the port and community.






PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 1998 to Current, Appointed Consul of Norway for Central Florida
  • 1993 to Current, Appointed Consul of Denmark for Central Florida
  • 1984 to Current, A.R. Savage & Son a Steamship Agency, Ocean Freight Forwarder which was established in 1945, becoming President in 1997
  • 1978 through 1983, Sailed aboard harbor and oceangoing Tugboats, Supply boats, Crew boats and Refrigerated Ships in North and Central American Trades advancing to the rank of Master

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
  • United States Coast Guard Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of not more than 500 Gross Tons upon Oceans; Also Master of Towing Vessels Upon Oceans and Western Rivers; Also, Radar Observer Unlimited
  • Panamanian license as Chief Officer of Oceangoing Vessels of not more than 6,000 Gross Tons (expired)
  • Qualified Individual by the Federal Maritime Commission for Ocean Transportation Intermediary License, Ocean Freight Forwarder

EDUCATION
  • Completed Harvard Business School Executive Education class on Strategic Finance For Smaller Businesses, 2001
  • Completed various Trade and Technical Schools to obtain and keep current U. S. Coast Guard Masters license, 1980-2007
  • Attended Hillsborough Community College and University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida 1980-1982 and 1984 completing various undergraduate courses

KEY MEMBERSHIPS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
  • Tampa Bay Consular Corps, Dean
  • Association of Ship Brokers and Agents, Member of the Agency Affairs Committee
  • Port of Tampa Marine Industries Association, Founding Member and Director  Elected Director in 2003 to current  Elected and served as Vice President in January 2004-2005  Elected and served as President in June 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Mayor’s Global Business Committee, Founding Member and currently serving
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce  Maritime Council Committee, Former Member  International Trade and Transportation Committee, Member  Cuba Task Force, Founding Chairman
  • The Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Trustee from 2001-2010  Member of the executive committee 2006-2010 and Assistant Treasurer
  • Tampa Bay Harbor Safety and Security Committee, Board member from 1999 to current  Safety Zone Working Group, Founding Chairman 1999-2002
  • Southeast U. S. / Japan Association, Florida Delegation, Director
  • Scandinavian and Baltic Trade Association, Director 2000-2008
  • Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Tampa Chapter,  President from 1994-1995.  At the request of the Tampa Chapter, testified before the U. S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations at their hearing on Homeland Security: Facilitating Trade and Securing Seaports on August 5th, 2002.
  • Tampa Maritime Association, President from 1988-1989

AWARDS
  • Promoted to First Class Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty, Queen Margrethe II, of Denmark in recognition of valuable services as Consul of Denmark, 2010
  • Elected by the Propeller Club, Southeast Region as Southeast Region’s Maritime Person of the Year in 2006
  • Elected by the Propeller Club, Tampa Chapter as Port of Tampa’s Maritime Person of the Year in 2006
  • Tampa Bay Harbor Safety and Security Committee, recognized as the 2005 Harbor Safety Committee of the year for the whole United States. Certificate of Recognition was presented to Arthur Savage as a Board member by RADM T. H. Gilmour, USCG
  • Appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty, Queen Margrethe II, of Denmark in recognition of valuable services as Consul of Denmark, 2002
  • Received Certificate of Recognition from The Propeller Club of the United States, Southeast Region, 2000
  • Received Letter of Appreciation from Rear Admiral N. T. Saunders, Commander of the U. S. Coast Guard 7th District for work as Chairman of the Tampa Bay Harbor Safety Committee’s Safety Zone Working Group, 1999
  • Received two Certificates of Appreciation from the U. S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Port of Tampa for being a “Port Partner”, in recognition of outstanding support of the U. S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Tampa’s Cooperative Industry Training Program and for dedication and commitment to enhance marine safety on Tampa Bay, 1999
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation and the President’s Award from the Propeller Club, Port of Tampa Chapter, 1986 and 1996