Steamship Authority announces two promotions, one new hire

Posted: September 22, 2020

FALMOUTH (September 22, 2020) – Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority General Manager Robert B. Davis announced the new occupants of three senior staff positions today at the monthly Board Meeting, held in Falmouth and broadcast via Zoom videoconferencing. Two of the individuals were promoted from within, while one was an external hire.

Angela C. Campbell has been named the new reservations manager. She succeeds Gina L. Barboza, who is retiring from the Authority after 45 years of service. Ms. Campbell has been an Authority employee since 2000, working for 19 years in the reservation office as a reservation clerk and truck coordinator before moving to the Operations and Communications Center in 2019, where she served as a coordinator. She currently lives in Middleboro.

Curt J. Van Riper has been named the new director of information technologies. Mr. Van Riper has had a long association with the Authority, having consulted with its Management Information Systems Department for 17 years before joining the Authority as a full-time programmer/analyst in 1997. Mr. Van Riper has developed numerous custom solutions for the Authority’s technology needs, as well as overseen outside vendors and contractors on various projects. He currently lives in Wareham.

Todd M. Falvey has been named the new director of security following the retirement in August of Lawrence J. Ferreira. A Northeastern University graduate with a degree in criminal justice, Mr. Falvey worked at the U.S. Department of Justice beginning in 1993, transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security upon its formation in 2003 and continued there until his recent retirement in 2020. His extensive work in southeastern New England allowed him to develop a working knowledge of the Authority’s operations and its partners on the federal and state level.

“While filling these key positions, we were lucky enough to have a mix of both homegrown talent and excellent external candidates to consider,” Mr. Davis said. “I believe Angela and Curt will excel in their new roles, and I also believe Todd’s experience and overall abilities will be a valuable asset to the Authority. I am glad to have them all on the team.”

Since 1960, the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has served as the transportation lifeline to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard year round. The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the islands and offers the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks. In 2019, over 3 million passengers and over 670,000 vehicles were transported to and from the islands. Our U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews are committed to the highest level of safety at sea while our vessels offer comfort and convenience with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and TV on board.