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.