Member Spotlight: Get to Know Will Lusk

We’re continuing to feature members of our club. If you’d like to be featured, please send a note to Jennifer Kifer, VP of Communications, at This month, get to know Will Lusk, OCEANS LLC.

Propeller Club Member: Will Lusk
Company Name: OCEANS LLC
Title: Program Manager

Where are you from/hometown?
Originally from Buffalo; my family moved several times around the Tampa area.

If not Jacksonville, how long have you lived in Jacksonville? 
I am new to the Jacksonville area and have been here since Spring 2017.

Briefly explain your job and major responsibilities:
OCEANS LLC provides subject matter expertise in program management, systems engineering, and port and border security. Clients – whether public or private, domestic or international – reach out to my colleagues and I for solutions. We are currently working on several innovative projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate.

How long have you worked at your current job?
I have been with OCEANS LLC since May 2016.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is the travel. For example, my great relationships with the Caribbean maritime industry have taken me to the Bahamas, Colombia, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos – some of the most beautiful places and people on Earth.

If you went to college, where did you go and what was your major/minor/degree?
I graduated from the University of Central Florida with an M.A. in Political Science: International Studies, a B.A. in Political Science: American Policy & Politics, and a minor in Criminal Justice.

How long have you been a member of the Propeller Club?
I joined the Propeller Club in February 2017.

Why did you join the club? Please also include your favorite thing about the Propeller Club.
I am a big believer in the power of relationships and collaboration, and the Propeller Club enables me to connect with the local maritime community. In just a short amount of time, I have made friends and valuable contributions to the groups. The group is welcoming, friendly, and and professional.

What is something unique about you that you’d like to share…hobby/hidden talent/award?
I worked backstage for the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions, and I hope to do it again in 2020!

Anything else you’d like members of the club to know about you? 
I sit on the Nassau Country Republican Executive Committee representing my precinct.