National Waterways Foundation Elects Trustees, Officers

The National Waterways Foundation elected officers and trustees at its December 6 meeting in Paducah, Ky.

Trustees re-elected were Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard Companies; Peter H. Stephaich, Campbell Transportation Company; H. Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Company; Clark Todd, Blessey Marine; Kristin Beck, LaFargeHolcim; and Stephen Sheridan.

The NWF also elected the following new trustees: Jennifer Carpenter, CEO of American Waterways Operators; Andrew Brown, vice president-legal and claims, Ingram Barge Company; and Jason Nyberg, general counsel and secretary, Marquette Transportation.

The following trustees will continue their unexpired terms: Teri Goodmann, city of Dubuque, Iowa; Dan Mecklenborg; Brian Mueller, Heartland Companies; Rev. Mark Nestlehutt, Seamen’s Church Institute; Tim Parker, Parker Towing Company; Dr. Craig Philip, Vanderbilt University; Chad Pregracke, Living Lands & Waters; Nelson Spencer Jr., The Waterways Journal; Anne Thompson, National Corn Growers Association; Kristen Wallace, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association; and Rodney Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association.

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The National Waterways Foundation re-elected the following officers: Chairman Matt Woodruff, Kirby Corporation; President Tracy Zea, Waterways Council Inc.; Vice Chairman Robert McCoy, Amherst Madison; Treasurer Karl Jefferson, LIUNA; and Secretary Deb Calhoun, Waterways Council Inc.

“The wide-ranging expertise and experience of the National Waterways Foundation’s trustees and officers continues to serve us well,” Woodruff said. “Commissioning key inland waterways research to enable a better understanding of the criticality of our nation’s inland waterways system remains the foundation’s mission, and we will continue to succeed with this newly elected slate of trustees and officers.”

The mission of the National Waterways Foundation is to develop the intellectual and factual arguments for an efficient, well-funded and secure inland waterways system.

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