Anchor Leadership


Steve Palmer
Chief Executive Officer

Steve Palmer, CEO and founder, is a proven veteran of the marine industry with over 37 years of management experience in marine engineering and operations. Steve is a retired naval engineering officer (two Chief Engineer tours and a former PACFLT Propulsion Examining Board member), Navy Master Training Specialist, former Navy Region Southwest Marine Maintenance Manager, holds a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Private Security Services Compliance Agent license, and is licensed Virginia Property & Casualty Producer. Steve has become a recognized expert in naval harbor security training, maintenance, and operations in support of Homeland Defense. 

Chris Powell
President

Chris Powell, Anchor's President, brings over 20 years of US Navy tactical flight operations, maintenance, and leadership experience as a Navy FA-18 pilot and squadron Commanding Officer. Chris wrote the Navy's Antiterrorism Concept of Operations, developed the Navy's Antiterrorism Warfare Improvement Program Processes and Harbor Patrol Unit Standard Operating Procedures, and wrote the Navy's Port Management Guide. He has significant expertise in TACAIR community issues, and with a MS in Space Systems and MBA, provides a strong analytical and technical background. In his final Navy tour, Chris served at U.S. Fleet Forces Command as the Operations Officer in the Antiterrorism Directorate for Programs, Systems, Policy and Assessments.

Jamie Palmer
Vice President

Jamie Palmer is Vice President and co-founder of Anchor Innovation.  She brings 28 years of experience in multiple corporate environments which include healthcare, financial compliance and reporting, manufacturing and satellite communications.  She received her MS in Management in 1990 and went on to receive her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) after assuming responsibility for a multi-national department overseeing the administration of all HR functions including training, compensation, benefits, employee relations and retention and legal requirements.  Her broad range of knowledge and experience in human resources, marketing, and administration make her an invaluable member of the Anchor team.