40 Under 40 Award Recipients Announced For 2024

The Waterways Journal is announcing the recipients of the 2024 IMX 40 Under 40 Awards.

Now in its seventh year, the IMX 40 Under 40 Award recognizes young professionals for their hard work and dedication to the inland marine industry. The award is presented to 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the inland marine transportation industry in a variety of fields.

The honorees will be recognized in a ceremony at the 2024 Inland Marine Expo, slated for May 29–31 in Nashville, Tenn.

This year’s honorees are:

James Adams, logistics manager, Marquette Transportation

Jake Altfillisch, senior manager-Western Rivers, Michels Construction

Michael Armfield, CEO, MobileOps

Drake Arnold, NOBT terminal manager, Associated Terminals

Jacob Ballard, site operations manager, Yager Materials

Dan Benken, director of port and barge line services, Parker Towing Company

Paul Berendes, director of asset management, J.F. Brennan Company Inc.

Bradley Blackmon, fleet maintenance manager, Golding Barge Line

Capt. Bubby Boutian, captain, Turn Services

Harrison Brann, engineering manager, senior naval architect, The Shearer Group Inc.

Ryan Brown, director of vessel operations, T&T Group of Companies

Mark Cain, port engineer, Industry Terminal & Salvage Company

Bridget Carbary, associate general counsel, Upper River Services

David Chacon, director new construction, Southwest Shipyards LP

Michael Craig, river superintendent, Shamblin Stone Inc.

Nick Craycraft, port captain, Hines Furlong Line

Donald Davey, manager-vessel maintenance, river operations, Campbell Transportation Company

Anthony David, port captain, Enterprise Marine Services

Jeremy Deibert, senior manager-supply chain, Campbell Transportation Company

Randall Frost, director-systems & analysis, Canal Barge Company Inc.

Gregg Greaves, senior director of boat and barge planning, American Commercial Barge Line

Joshua Henkemeyer, port captain, River Salvage Company Inc.

Bryant Killen, deputy director, Lake Providence Port Commission

Shannon Kroll, director of human resources, Midwest Tankermen

Josette Kuphall, assistant vice president-logistics and customer service, Ingram Barge Company

Dustin Marino, shipyard supervisor, Industry Terminal & Salvage Company

Jason McCoy, marine mechanic, Amherst Madison

Miles Merriman, vessel manager, ARTCo

Adam Nunally, port captain, American Commercial Barge Line

Capt. Justin Penrod, captain, Okie Moore Diving & Marine Salvage LLC

Wesley Rhoden, operations specialist-vessel compliance, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Kyle Rosenwald, operations manager, Ingram Barge Company

Max Scafidi, marine surveyor/appraiser, Sabine Surveyors

Meghan Marshall Schimpf, vice president-administration, Chem Carriers

Khouri Spencer, human resources director, Parker Towing Company

David Staines, director of marketing, dry cargo services, Canal Barge Company Inc.

Capt. Phillip Steely, captain, Southern Devall

Josh VanMeter, barge repair coordinator, Waterfront Services Company

Ryan Villareal, project manager, Kirby Corporation

Taylore Wagner, senior human resource generalist, Marquette Transportation Company LLC