David Gilmore is the director of the Office of Marine Financing at the U.S. Maritime Administration. Before he became director of that office in 2014, he held a variety of positions in the private sector and government. His experience includes serving as in-house counsel for several companies, including a major cruise line, as well as an attorney at the Maritime Administration and a large Washington, D.C. firm with a prominent maritime practice. He has been involved with the Federal Ship Financing Program and Capital Construction Fund Program for almost two decades.