The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition has tapped a west coast green veteran as its new vice president and chief strategy officer.

Jennifer States, the former vice president for projects and strategy for Washington Maritime Blue, was named to the post at the US and Canada-based decarbonisation group on Wednesday.

“I’m thrilled to start this new chapter with Blue Sky Maritime Coalition,” she said.

“I look forward to the opportunity to focus on maritime decarbonisation efforts across the US and Canada.

“Having been involved since the initial formation of both Washington Maritime Blue and Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, I know that the collaborative model is critical to accelerating innovations to reduce emissions.”

States had worked with Seattle-based Washington Maritime Blue since June 2021, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She joined from DNV GL, where she spent nearly five years, and has also worked at the Port of Port Angeles in Washington state and in various capacities in wind energy.

Blue Sky said she had been an active member of the group since its founding in 2021 and serves on its board as government relations director and policy workstream lead.

“Jennifer is a strong leader and comes at a pivotal time for Blue Sky as we continue to bring North American maritime stakeholders together to accelerate the transition of waterborne transportation in the US and Canada toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” group chief executive David Cummins said.