Daniel Ladd has served as the Director of the Office of Financial Approvals at the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration since January 2013. As the Director, Mr. Ladd is responsible for the administration of the Capital Construction Fund and Construction Reserve Fund programs, for determining fair and reasonable rates for food aid cargo shipped by the US government and for providing financial and economic advice to MARAD leadership and to the managers of numerous other agency programs, including the Small Shipyard Grant program, Deepwater Port Licensing program, the Maritime Security, Cable Security and Tanker Security programs and the Federal Ship Financing program.
Mr. Ladd previously served as an analyst and later director of the Office of Marine Financing, which administers the Federal Ship Financing (commonly known as the Title XI) Program, where he was involved in financing a wide variety of vessels and shipyard improvement projects as well as managing an over $2 billion loan guarantee portfolio. He has also served as a member of the US delegation to the International Working Group on Export Credits.
A veteran of the US Army, Mr. Ladd holds a Masters of Public and International Affairs degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University.