Michael T. Black

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Michael graduated from Durfee High School in 1960 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (then known as Durfee College). He furthered his education at the University of Rhode Island, receiving his Master's Degree in public administration.

Following graduation, Michael had a short stint of active duty in the National Guard. He then joined the Fall River School Department and embarked on a 15-year career, culminating in his appointment to the position of Director of Personnel, during which time Michael earned a Master of Science Degree in education from Bank Street College, New York.

In 1982, Michael came to Moran Shipping Agencies, joining his three brothers in the maritime transportation industry. During his longstanding career, he has distinguished himself in a variety of activities. Michael is a Past President of The World Trade Club of Rhode Island, The Propeller Club Narragansett Bay Chapter, The North Atlantic Ports Association and is currently Treasurer of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA). Through his involvement and efforts in these organizations and others, he continues to make a positive contribution to our industry.

Michael resides in Tiverton, Rhode Island, with his wife, Sally, and six children.

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