Waterways Council, Inc. Names New Officers and Directors

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
At its Annual Meeting held October 18 in Nashville, the Board of Directors of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) elected the following officers and Executive Committee members for 2006-2007: Mark Knoy, President, AEP MEMCO LLC, Chairman; R. Barry Palmer, WCI, President and CEO; Dan Mecklenborg, Senior Vice President, HR & Chief Legal Officer, Ingram Barge Company, First Vice Chairman and General Counsel; Kevin Sparks, Manager, Petrochemicals Marketing, Marathon Petroleum Co., LLC, Secretary/Treasurer; Peter Lilly, Chief Operating Officer-Coal, CONSOL Energy Inc., and Rick Calhoun, President, Cargo Carriers, Vice-Chairmen. Peter Stephaich, Chairman, Campbell Transportation Co; H. Merritt Lane III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canal Barge Company; and Berdon Lawrence, Chairman, Kirby Corporation, and WCI Past Chairman, were named as additional Executive Committee Members.

The WCI membership has also elected new directors for three-year terms ending December 31, 2009: Steve Little, Crounse Corporation (Ohio Valley Region Category); Looman Stingo, Holcim (Mississippi Region Category) and Lee Nelson, Upper River Services (Mississippi Region Category), who will serve a two-year term expiring in 2008; Scott Leininger, Consolidated Grain and Barge (Southern Region Category); Michael Toohey, Ashland, Inc. (Shipper Category); Mark Knoy, Memco Barge Line/AEP (Carrier Category); Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard (Waterway Services Category), and David Hanby, McDonough Marine (Waterway Services Category), who will serve a two-year term expiring December 2008; Paul Rohde, MARC 2000 (Association/Government Category) and Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans, (Association/Government Category), who will serve a two-year term expiring December 2008; and Carol Pfeiffer, LG&E, and Jim McConnell, US Steel, who were elected to the At-Large Category.

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