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Armand Pohan

Armand Pohan

Armand Pohan has been the Chairman of NY Waterway since 2002. He is actively involved in the management of a business which operates over 30 ferryboats in the New York Harbor. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Steamship Mutual Insurance Company, a London-based mutual insurance company which insures fleets of ships all over the world.

Mr. Pohan began his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County, N.J., and at the Newark law firm of McCarter & English, where he became a partner at age 32. After eight years in the private practice of law, Mr. Pohan joined A-P-A Transport Corp., serving as President for over 20 years.

Mr. Pohan has been an elected Councilman in the Borough of Fort Lee, NJ, since 2002, and is a member of the Borough's Planning Board and Film Commission. His nonprofit leadership includes seven years as President of the Board of Trustees of the Dwight-Englewood School and fourteen years as Treasurer of the Fontainebleau Associations, an organization that supports French music and architecture studies at the Chateau de Fontainebleau outside Paris.

Mr. Pohan is a graduate of Harvard College magna cum laude, and of Harvard Law School.

Governors Island
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"Governors Island. I love the lovely views of the harbor from Castle Williams, which also has such a long and fascinating history."

The National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy is a public-private partnership with the National Parks of New York Harbor and sanctioned as its primary partner under a U.S. Department of the Interior Friends Group Agreement.