Captain Jorge Viso was elected President of the American Pilots’ Association (APA) in 2016. Prior to being elected APA President, Captain Viso served in numerous other leadership positions, including Vice President of the APA’s South Atlantic States; Vice President, then President of the Florida State Pilots’ Association; and Chairman of the Tampa Bay Pilots’ Association. Captain Viso also served as Chairman of the APA’s Navigation and Technology Committee (NAVTECH) from 2002 until taking office as APA President.
He served as a pilot in the ports of Tampa Bay, Florida from 1990 through 2016. Prior to becoming a State-license pilot, Captain Viso briefly served aboard harbor tugs, before sailing deep sea on chemical, product and crude oil tankers.