Puget Sound Pilots Names New Executive Director

Maritime veteran Charles Costanzo has been hired as the new executive director of the Puget Sound Pilots, the company announced Thursday.

Prior to his appointment, Costanzo served as general counsel and vice president – Pacific region for over a decade with American Waterways Operators, a national organization that advocates for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry. He earned his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in history from Colby College in Maine.

“We are thrilled to have Charlie join PSP as our new executive director and we are confident that his strong background in advocacy and marine safety will serve PSP for years to come,” said Puget Sound Pilots President Ivan Carlson.

Puget Sound Pilots has been serving the region since 1965, working with a team of experienced and committed pilots. The company says that it has “an unparalleled safety record of more than 200,000 sailings over the last 25 years without a major incident.”

By Karen Robes Meeks