NATIONAL WATERWAYS FOUNDATION ELECTS TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS
December 6, 2022
Paducah, KY – At its meeting held December 6, 2022 in Paducah, Kentucky, the National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has re-elected the following Trustees:
Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard Companies
Peter H. Stephaich, Campbell Transportation Company
H. Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Company
Clark Todd, Blessey Marine
Kristin Beck, LaFargeHolcim
The NWF also elected the following new Trustees:
Jennifer Carpenter, CEO, American Waterways Operators
Andrew Brown, Vice President - Legal & Claims, Ingram Barge Company
Jason Nyberg, General Counsel & Secretary, Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
The following Trustees will continue their unexpired terms:
Teri Goodmann, City of Dubuque, IA
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., Waterways Journal
Anne Thompson, National Corn Growers Association
Kirsten Wallace, Upper Mississippi River Basin Assn.
Rodney Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association
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
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. 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,” said Chairman Matt Woodruff. 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.