Waterways Council Inc., names officers and directors

Arlington, VA – At Waterways Council, Inc.’s (WCI) Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting held October 12, 2009 in New Orleans, the following officers and Executive Committee members were elected to serve or continue service for 2009-20010:

Richard R. (Rick) Calhoun, Cargo Carriers, Chairman; Cornel Martin, President & CEO; Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Line, Vice Chairman; Rodney Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Vice Chairman; Matt Woodruff, Kirby Corporation, Counsel; Peter Stephaich, Campbell Transportation Company, Secretary; Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard Company, Treasurer.

Dan Mecklenborg, Ingram Barge Line Co., was named Immediate Past Chairman,
and Berdon Lawrence, Kirby Corporation and Mark Knoy, AEP River Operations, were named Honorary Past Chairmen.

Named to At Large positions were Michael Hennessey, CONSOL Energy Co.; Tim Parker, Jr., Parker Towing Company; Stephen Little, Crounse Corporation; and Dale Roth, Carpenter’s District Counsel of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity.

The following were named to the WCI Board of Directors by categories and terms (expiring as indicated):

Ohio Valley Region: Bruce McGinnis, McNational, Inc., October 2012

Mississippi Region: Sebastian Seifarth, Holcim (US), October 2012

Southern Region: Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Co., October 2010; Scott Leininger, CGB Enterprises, Inc., October 2012

Shippers: Ken Applegate, Valero Energy, October 2012

Carriers: Stephen Little, Crounse Corp, October 2010 (moving from the Counsel position to an at-large position)

Waterway Services: Cherrie Felder, Channel, October 2012

Associations/Government: Dale Roth, Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity, October 2012

At Large category: Mike Ryan, American Commercial Barge Lines, October 2010;
William F. Bojalad, United States Steel, October 2012; Caryl Pfeiffer, E.ON U.S., October 2012; Rodney Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association, October 2012; and Richard Tolman, National Corn Growers, October 2012.

Board Members by virtue of their Title: Cornel Martin, President & CEO, WCI, October 2010; and Matt Woodruff, Counsel, Kirby Corp., October 2010

“Our newly elected slate of officers and directors is an impressive group of leaders from across all segments of the waterways industry,†said Cornel Martin, President/CEO of Waterways Council, Inc. “The time, commitment and dedication of these members to advancing our message about the critical importance of America’s inland navigation system and is key to Waterways Council’s continued success,†he said.

Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways. The group is supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, shipping associations and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country.

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By Professional Mariner Staff