Brizo Maritime Consulting is a globally-minded firm that provides practical and timely advice, guidance, and solutions for maritime industry, government, and academic clients alike.
Brizo is the Greek goddess of sailors, mariners, and fishermen. Like our namesake, we strive to protect all seafarers, to include those plying the seas for recreation. And although we do not have mystical powers, we pursue this goal through our client-driven projects and efforts. As a woman-owned small business with a leader who has extensive experience with a wide range of maritime-related agencies and companies, Brizo Maritime Consulting endeavors to develop and promote safe and secure policies and practices at sea and ashore through:
- developing value-added insights and strategies for specific client needs;
- establishing innovative alliances and partnerships with and for clients; and
- fostering interdisciplinary approaches to shared problems.
PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Kim founded Brizo Maritime Consulting, LLC in 2016 to pursue more in-depth maritime security and nautical operations projects for government, industry, and academic clients. Prior to venturing out on her own, Kim was the Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Operational and Security at the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). At CLIA she was widely recognized and accepted as a maritime security and operations expert and leader within the cruise industry. Over the past 14 years, Kim has gained extensive practical experience with maritime partners, having worked directly with government and industry representatives during her time at CLIA, the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), and the Center of Naval Analyses (CNA). Kim was a Senior Analyst with HSSAI, supporting DHS Science & Technology, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center. Prior to HSSAI, she was a research analyst in the CNA’s Strategic Initiatives Group focusing on threats and issues pertaining to the global commons. While at CNA, she was the CNA field representative to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. Fifth Fleet, and the Combined Maritime Forces in Manama, Bahrain, where she was the senior counter-piracy advisor. Kim's research experience includes maritime policy (national and international), U.S. Navy /Coast Guard operations and international outreach, and flag and port state politics and foreign policy.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
M.Phil, International Relations, 2006
B.A., Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, & Government/ Political Science, 2003
Activities & Affiliations
• National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), Member
• Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP), Member (HSRP Website)
• User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC), Member, 2016-2017