CEO Ben Anderson receives USCG Inspirational Leadership Award


Art Anderson’s CEO, Ben Anderson, was awarded the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain John C. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award on June 5th, 2019. The Witherspoon Award revolves around the USCG’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Ben is a Commander in the USCG Reserves, currently stationed at Base Seattle as the Senior Reserve Officer. His award came from his time at Sector Puget Sound. In this capacity he led reservists within the Sector’s Prevention Department, overseeing four weekend teams of reservists performing Port State Control exams on international vessels and local waterfront safety /security inspections. Ben was the key liaison between his group and his active duty counterparts, ensuring all 45 reservists were trained, in compliance with readiness measures, and ready to mobilize as needed. “CDR Anderson has consistently shown the highest levels of outstanding leadership as he inspired extraordinary job satisfaction and mission performance within the Sector Puget Sound Prevention Department Reserve program” says Captain L.A. Sturgis, CG Sector Puget Sound.

Ben has served in the USCG for 17 years; active duty for 10 and within the reserves for 7 years. He is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with follow on graduate degrees at the University of Michigan where he received his master’s in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Ben is the 3rd generation CEO/President of family owned Engineering firm, Art Anderson Associates. He is a devoted husband and father to 3 children and prefers to be boating on the waters of Puget Sound whenever possible.

Art Anderson (AA) is a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering services firm founded in 1957 in Bremerton, WA, focusing on both marine and facility projects. AA is a Veteran Owned, Small Business with civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, naval architects, and construction managers.