Bill Doyle

William P. Doyle is the chief executive officer (CEO) & executive director of the Dredging Contractors America.  The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of the dredging and marine construction industry in the United States.  The DCA’s improves the quality and responsiveness of dredging service delivery to the Nation, ensuring that America’s ports, waterways, wetlands and beaches are efficiently constructed and maintained in an environmentally sustainable manner using innovative methods and American ingenuity.


Prior to becoming CEO and Executive Director, William Doyle was appointed twice by President Barack Obama, and unanimously confirmed twice by the U.S. Senate as a Commissioner to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) where he served under the Administration for four years.  He remained onboard with the Donald J. Trump Administration for an additional year. 


In 2008 Mr. Doyle was appointed under the George W. Bush Administration as the Director of Permits, Scheduling & Compliance for the Office of Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects where he managed the pre-filing and permitting activities of 24 federal agencies including the Army Corps, NMFS, DOT and DOI agencies.


Mr. Doyle served as Chief In-house Counsel and Director of Government & Legislative Affairs and later as Chief-of-Staff with the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and Co-Counsel for the American Maritime Congress.  


A marine engineer first by trade, he began his career at the Mass Maritime Academy where he worked in the Quincy, MA shipyard breaking out and laying-up ships during the first Gulf War.  After graduation, he sailed as an Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, in both the domestic and international trades for ten years.  He earned his law degree in 2000 from Widener University School of Law.