Retired MITAGS-MCC Executive Director honored at March ceremony in New York City.


Baltimore, MD – April 7, 2022 – Glen Paine, retired executive director of The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Maritime Conference Center (MCC), received the annual lifetime achievement award from The Marine Society of The City of New York.

Glen Paine giving award acceptance speechPaine dedicated 23 years at the helm of MITAGS-MCC before retiring in January, leading the organizations to become a world-class maritime institution and expansive conference center and hotel. Under his direction, MITAGS has won numerous awards over the years for its Navigation Skills Assessment Program (NSAP)®, Workboat Academy Program™, and advancements in simulation technology and research for the maritime and offshore wind industries. MCC has also previously been named “Best Venue for Conferences” by Unique Venues.

“It was heartening, that Glen was selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Eric Friend, Executive Director of MITAGS-MCC. “Those of us that were fortunate to have a front row seat to Glen’s work ethic out of the public spot light know that everyday he came to work and choose his passion.  Glen demonstrated that passion was a daily commitment to serve the members of MM&P, mariners, and maritime industry.  We are so happy that his lifelong passion was recognized with this award.”

Paine accepted the prestigious award at a ceremony held on March 28th in New York City, in the presence of colleagues, friends, and the U.S.-flag merchant ship captains and officers who belong to the Marine Society.

“Glen’s tireless work, vision and dedication transformed MITAGS from just another union training school to one of the premier maritime training facilities in the world,” said International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) President Don Marcus in his introductory remarks. “The membership of MM&P and many mariners from all corners of the globe have advanced their careers thanks to his vision and contributions to maritime training.”

The Marine Society is a charitable and educational organization, formally chartered by King George III in 1770.

“This award was presented to Mr. Paine in recognition of a lifetime of leadership, and dedication to the maritime industry through the education and advancement of its members,” said Captain Timothy J. Ferrie, President of the Marine Society. “It is a well-deserved award and the Society is proud to acknowledge his distinguished service and contributions to the industry we all hold dear.”



Additional photos from the ceremony, courtesy of The Marine Society of the City of New York, are available upon request. Please contact Lindsay Moran, MITAGS-MCC Director of Marketing.



MITAGS is a nonprofit, vocational training center for individuals seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance their careers. With campuses in Baltimore and Seattle, it is the leader in maritime training, pilot programs, ship simulation and operational research, providing customized solutions for both individual companies and mariners, and members of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots. To learn more, visit our website at

About Maritime Conference Center
Maritime Conference Center (MCC) sits on the beautiful 40-acre campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), and is a 232-room hotel and conference center, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space, including an auditorium with seating for 350 and a dining room with seating for 500. MCC also offers a fitness room, a recreation room, an indoor swimming pool, a Deck Club Lounge, and an abundance of outdoor space. Conveniently located within minutes of BWI Airport, MCC is a central hub for a variety of gatherings in the Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. regions.  Whether it’s conference rooms, dining services or lodging that you need, MCC has you covered. For more information, visit us online at

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