April, 2014 – The Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society (PPMS) congratulates and honors Eugene Mattioni, Shareholder of the law offices of Mattioni, Ltd., as its 2014 “Person of the Year.”
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the maritime industry. Gene’s life is deeply rooted within the maritime community. Gene attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he graduated with honors. He is a licensed Master Mariner and was a member of the United States Naval Reserve.
Gene attended Georgetown Law School, joined Mattioni, Ltd., and became a partner along with his brothers, Dante, Blasco, Faustino and John. The firm engaged in many legal disciplines including substantial work in admiralty and maritime matters. Gene has practiced law for over 40 years.
Gene has supported the maritime community and his alma mater for many years. He was the recipient of the USMMA Meritorious Alumni Service and Outstanding Professional Achievement Awards and was President of the Philadelphia Chapter, USMMA Alumni Association. Gene also served on the Executive Board of the Seaman’s Church Institute, and as Vice Chairman of the Chapel of Four Chaplains earning it’s Bronze Medallion. Gene is a member of the Board of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay and is active in many maritime charities. He is a proud sponsor of the World War II US Merchant Marine and US Navy Armed Guard Memorial.
Gene is also a member of the Justinian Society, Saint Thomas More Society, Maritime Law Association of the United States, and Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society. He is a founding Member of the Maritime Academy Charter School and currently serves as its Chairman.
Gene is the ninth of ten children and the youngest son of Domenico and Concetta Maria Mattioni. Gene and his wife Marie, sponsor children in Honduras and Guatemala through Children Inc. He has received the Living Faith Award from St. Bridget Parish Catholic Church.