Lindy Rinaldi Named CWIT Woman-of-the-Year

CHARLESTON, SC (April 03, 2008) – CWIT has named Charleston’s Lindy Rinaldi – a pioneer for women in maritime law enforcement and a leading expert in port security initiatives – as the 2008 recipient of its prestigious Woman of the Year Award. It is given annually to a woman who has made a beneficial and well received contribution by the trade community and who by doing so has enhanced the status of women in international trade and business.

Lindy, who will be honored at CWIT's Annual Banquet on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 in Charleston, is the Chief of Police at the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA). As part of the vital international trade infrastructure of the United States, Lindy and her team of 80 police officers ensure a smooth and safe flow of commerce through the SCSPA’s facilities in Georgetown and five public marine terminals in Charleston, which handle more than 1,900 ships annually. Lindy also bridges the communication, coordination, and cooperation with the maritime community stakeholders and law enforcement/ regulatory agencies.

Lindy has 25 years experience in the law enforcement and 20 years with the SC State Ports Authority. Prior to beginning her law enforcement career, she served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and was assigned to the Charleston area. She serves on the AAPA Security Committee, Port Security Caucus, SeaHawk Area Maritime Executive Board, The Lowcountry Counterterrorism Council, and the South Atlantic Port Security Committee.

CWIT would also like to recognize the following annual banquet sponsors: OOCL (USA), SC State Ports Authority, ATS Logistics, Container Maintenance Corp., A Plus Staffing, Global Trade Initiatives - College of Charleston, IDEA, MWV Specialty Chemicals, and the Charleston Motor Carriers Association and the Charleston Traffic & Transportation Club.

To attend the annual banquet event, register at For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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