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National Waterways

Conference Elects Officers

And Committee Members

Sheldon L. Morgan of Mobile,

Ala., senior vice president of First

Alabama Bank, was elected as chair- man of the National Waterways

Conference's board of directors at the organization's annual meeting this year in Little Rock, Ark.

He succeeds Rodman Kober of

Chicago, vice president-transporta- tion of Continental Grain Co., who had held the chairman's post for the last two years. Moving up as vice chairman was Berdon Lawrence of Houston, president of Hollywood

Marine, Inc.

Harry N. Cook of Washington,

D.C., was reelected as Conference president, a position which he has held since 1978. J. D. Laman of

Houston, manager of marine trans- portation for Dow Chemical USA, was named as first vice president.

All other Conference officers were reelected. In addition, four new members won seats on the executive committee, and 12 new directors were elected to the 75-member board of directors. Sixteen others were reelected to new three-year terms.

More than 400 business, civic and waterway leaders attended the Na- tional Waterways Conference's re- cent convention and heard some 30 speakers assess opportunities for growth and expansion in America's river valleys. Deputy Labor Secre- tary Dennis E. Whitfield, Acting

Assistant Army Secretary John S.

Doyle Jr., and Dr. Jesse L.

White Jr., of the Southern Growth

Policies Board addressed luncheon sessions.

Mr. Morgan, the Conference's newly elected chairman, worked for the Alabama State Docks and the

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce before becoming a bank official in 1972. He has been president and is currently chairman of the Warrior-

Tombigbee Development Associa- tion.

Reelected as vice presidents of the Conference were Vernon E.

Behrhorst of Lafayette, La., secre- tary of the Louisiana Intracoastal

Seaway Association; Wallace A.

Gieringer of Pine Bluff, Ark., ex-

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Jefferson County Port Authority, and Charles F. Lehman of Jeffer- sonville, Ind., vice president of

American Commercial Barge Line

Co. William J. Hull of Sea Island,

Ga., was reelected as vice president and counsel.

H. Nelson Spencer III, of St.

Louis, publisher of The Waterways

Journal, was named to another term as Conference secretary, and

Howard D. Margraff, also of St.

Louis, was reelected as treasurer.

New members of the executive committee are Brian L. Garrity of Mundelein, 111., supervisor of water distribution systems, IMC

Fertilizer, Inc.; Gary L. Mills of

Minneapolis, assistant vice presi- dent of Cargill's commodity market- ing division; L. E. Thompson of

Pine Bluff, Ark., president, Pine

Bluff Warehouse Co., and James

E. Walden of Little Rock, chair- man, Helena Marine Service, Inc.

Named to new one-year terms on the executive committee were:

R. A. (Bobby) Guthans of Mo- bile, president, Tenn-Tom Towing,

Inc.; Worth Hager of Washington,

D.C., Washington representative,

National Assn. of Dredging Con- tractors; Dennis L. Kirwin of

Houston, vice president and general manager, Midland Marine Corp.;

J. Stephen Lucas of Stamford,

Conn., director, logistics/operations,

Louis Dreyfus Corp.; and Jack M.

Park of Washington, D.C., vice president-government relations,

Crowley Maritime Corp.

Tim Parker Jr., of Tuscaloosa, president, Parker Towing co.;

James H. Phillips of Little Rock, executive director, Arkansas Water- ways Commission; Robert W. Por- tiss of Catoosa, Okla., port director,

Tulsa Port of Catoosa; George J.

Ryan of Cleveland, president, Lake

Carriers' Assn.; Stanley L. Vale of

Harrisburg, Pa., intermodal coordi- nator, Pennsylvania Department of

Transportation, and Donald G.

Waldon of Columbus, Miss., ad- ministrator, Tennessee-Tombigbee

Waterway Development Authority.

Robert H. Hertzberg of St.

Paul, executive vice president, Up- per Mississippi Waterway Associa- tion, was elected to the board of directors in the association cate- gory, and two others—Morgan D.

DuBrow of Washington, D.C., se- nior staff engineer, National Rural

Electric Cooperative Association, and T. Mark Simmons Jr., of

Clarksdale, Miss., chairman of the

Lower Mississippi Valley Flood

Control Association's executive committee—were named to fill va- cancies in the same category.

Reelected to new three-year terms were Ernest J. Corrado of

Washington, D.C., president, Amer- ican Institute of Merchant Ship- ping; Eunice Piatt of Camden,

Ark., executive director, Ouachita

River Valley Association; Mr Cook and Mr. Ryan.

In the carrier category, new mem- bers are P. Gene Flood of Tampa, president, Gulfcoast Transit Co., and Craig E. Philip of Nashville, vice president-marketing, Ingram

Barge Co. Three others were re- elected: Nicholas J. Barchie Jr., of Chickasaw, Ala., president, War- rior & Gulf Navigation Co.; John F.

Hynes of St. Louis, executive vice president, SCNO Barge Lines, Inc., and John F. McKenzie of Daven- port, la., president, Alter Barge

Line, Inc.

J. Ron Brinson of New Orleans, executive port director and general manager, Port of New Orleans, and

Donald C. McCrory of Memphis, director, Memphis & Shelby County

Port Commission, were elected to the board in the public category.

Reelected were Gary P. La-

Grange of Franklin, La., executive director, West St. Mary Parish Port,

Harbor and Terminal District; Wil- liam S. (Sam) Masters of Jeffer- son City, Mo., director of water- ways, Missouri Highway and Trans- portation Department, and Mr.


In the shipper category, Gale R.

Rhodes of Lakin, W. Va., manager, river transportation division, AEP

Fuel Supply, was elected to a three- year term, and Arthur J. Brosius of Philbro Engergy, Inc., Pitts- burgh, was named to fill a vacancy.

Reelected to new terms were

Russell J. Eichman of St. Paul, vice president-corporate transpor- tation, Harvest States Cooperatives;

James A. Pierce of Yazoo City,

Miss., director of transportation,

Mississippi Chemical Corp.; Mr.

Laman and Mr. Lucas.

Three new members were elected to the board's waterway services category: Warren H. Boren of

New Orleans, executive vice presi- dent, Hall-Buck Marine Services

Co.; Thomas D. Murphree Jr., of

Memphis, general manager, River- gate Terminal Co., and Douglas E.

Scholin of St. Louis, vice president and general manager-marine de- partment, Frank B. Hall & Co. of

Missouri, Inc.

Reelected were T.G. McDonald of Tulsa, chairman, Tuloma Steve- doring Co., and Mr. Kirwin.

The National Waterways Confer- ence's 1987 annual meeting was held at the Excelsior Hotel in Little

Rock. In 1988, the organization will meet on September 21-23 at the

Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

The 400-member Conference, founded in 1960, works to promote a better understanding of the public value of the American waterways system.

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