JANUARY 14, 2016 — The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has promoted Jennifer Carpenter, its Executive Vice President, to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2016.
"Jennifer's promotion to Chief Operating Officer is richly deserved and fully earned during a quarter century of exemplary service," said AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti. "The journey of advocacy excellence and safety leadership on which AWO has been embarked is one that Jennifer has effectively led. The many milestones of success along that journey are products of her vision and her hard work."
Mr. Allegretti added that Ms. Carpenter's promotion, unanimously approved by AWO's Executive Committee in December, will help position AWO for sustained, future success.
"AWO today is largely the result of Jennifer's hard work, dedication and ingenuity," he said. "Jennifer is an extraordinary colleague with whom all of us on the staff are privileged to work. I look forward with great anticipation to partnering with her in the leadership and management of AWO as we confront great challenge and opportunity in 2016 and beyond."