At its virtual meeting held yesterday, the National Waterways Foundation (NWF) elected the following trustees to three-year terms expiring in 2023:
- Dan Mecklenborg, Ingram Barge Company
- Matt Woodruff, Kirby Corporation
- Dr. Craig Philip, Vanderbilt University
- Rev. Mark Nestlehutt, Seamen’s Church Institute
- Rodney Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association
- Brian Mueller, Heartland Companies
- Karl Jefferson, LIUNA (newly elected)
- Nelson Spencer, Jr., Waterways Journal (newly elected)
The NWF also elected the following officers to serve one-year terms expiring in 2021:
- Chairman: Rick Calhoun, Consultant
- President: Tracy Zea, Waterways Council, Inc.
- Secretary: Deb Calhoun, Waterways Council, Inc.
- Vice Chairman and Treasurer: Matt Woodruff, Kirby Corporation
In addition to serving as officers, Rick Calhoun, Tracy Zea and Matt Woodruff are also trustees. Other trustees are:
- Thomas A. Allegretti, American Waterways Operators
- Kristin Beck, LaFargeHolcim
- Charles Fabrikant, Seacor Holdings, Inc.
- Bobby Frederick, National Grain & Feed Association
- Teri Goodmann, City of Dubuque, IA
- H. Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Company
- Robert McCoy, Amherst Madison
- Mario Munoz, Turn Services
- Tim Parker, Parker Towing Company
- Chad Pregracke, Living Lands & Waters
- Stephen Sheridan, Arcosa, Inc.
- Peter H. Stephaich, Campbell Transportation Company
- Clark Todd, Blessey Marine
- Kirsten Wallace, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
“The National Waterways Foundation’s Trustees and Officers represent a wide range of maritime expertise that will serve us well in our continued work ahead. By commissioning key inland waterways industry research, the Foundation uniquely facilitates a better understanding of the criticality of our nation’s inland waterways system,” said Chairman Rick Calhoun.
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.