The Inland Marine Expo (IMX) 40 Under 40 Award recognizes men and women under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the inland marine transportation industry and collectively promise to play a big role in shaping its future.

Congrats to the 2023 Winners!

Strickler Adams
Director of Marine Logistics
Cooper Marine

Allie Adams
Vice President
Sewart Supply

Michael Alfortish
Director of Southern Fleets and Facilities
American Commercial Barge Line 

Brandon Austin
Vice President, River Sales & Logistics
Marquette Transportation

Blaise Boudreaux
Crane Manager for Miss Irene & Jerry Ryan
Associated Terminals

Brian Brown
Enterprise Marine

Tabitha Brown
Assistant Operations Manager/ HR Manager & Business Development
Brown Water Marine Service Inc.

Joshua Burge
Port Captain
Amherst Madison Inc.

Justin Burleson
Director of Sales
PTL Marine

Cara Carson
AVP Human Resources
Ingram Barge Company

Colin Checkan
Manager of Regulatory Compliance
Industry Terminal & Salvage Company

Corey Day
General Manager of Transportation Services
Canal Barge Company

Taylor Dickerson
Sr. Director, Project Management Office and ESG Leader
Kirby Corporation

Joseph Farrell III
Deputy CEO
Resolve Marine

Andrew Flavin
Director of Shipyard Maintenance
Marquette Transportation

Travis Flowers
Gas Free Plant Manager
National Maintenance and Repair Inc.

Jenna Gaudet
Executive Vice President
Eckstein Trade & Transport

Bradley Glenn
Manager of Tank Barge Quality Assurance
Ingram Barge Company

Ben Hays
Chief Operating Officer 
Chem Carriers

Brian Huber
Operations Manager
St. John Fleeting

Jonathan Jackson
Rig Manager for Miss Irene and F. Walker
Associated Terminals

Greg Karlowsky
Logistics Manager-Affreightment
Campbell Transportation Company

Trace Laborde
Vice President of Sales
Laborde Products

James Loughlin
Chief Executive Officer
Midwest Tankermen

Andrew McIntyre
Vice President, Gulf Inland Operations
Marquette Transportation

Randy Moore
Port Captain
Golding Barge Line

Dane Morris
Missouri River Navigation Restoration Program Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Johnny Nguyen
Wepfer Marine

Joseph Osterberger
Compliance Manager
Borghese Lane LLC

Frank Patti III
Chief Operating Officer 
Patti Marine Enterprises 

Bridget Pennington
Director of Talent Development and Corporate Recruiting
American Commercial Barge Line 

Jordan Sanders
Dispatch Manager
Waterfront Services Co.

Russell Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Glenn E. Daulton Inc.

Jordan Steines
Vessel Operations Manager
Riverview Tug Service Inc.

Sean Tittle
Port Captain
Southern Devall Towing

Lloyd Trosclair
Safety & Training Specialist for Vessel Operations
Turn Services

Cade Vanderkamp
Marine Surveyor/Auditor
Sabine Surveyors

Matt Vishino
Harbor Operations Manager
Brennan Marine

Chris Ward
Stevedoring Logistics Supervisor

Aimee Williams
Traffic Manager
Illinois Marine Towing

Congrats to the 2022 Winners!

Jacob Banet
Revenue and IT Manager
Wepfer Marine, Inc.


Troy Bernier
Maritime Partners, LLC


Adam Binsfeld
Brennan Marine, Inc.


Curtis Blank
Director of Maintenance and Engineering
Associated Terminals


Chris Bourgeois
Vessel Planning & Repair Manager
American Commercial Barge Line


Kelsie Brien
Logistics Manager
McDonough Marine Service


Mark DiStefano
Manager Liquids Allocation
Ingram Barge Company


Michael Ditto
Southern Towing Company, LLC


Lance Eads
Director of Safety & Security
Associated Marine Service


Jake England
Vessel Maintenance Technician
J.F. Brennan Co.


James Gauthreaux
Director of Maintenance
Cooper Consolidated


Michael Gore
Training Manager
Southern Towing Company


Nathaniel Hough
General Manager of Gulf Operations
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.


Spencer Hudson
Operations Manager
North American Stevedoring


Alexandra Huff
Director, Treasury
American Commercial Barge Line


David Hughes
Director of Operations
Arcosa Marine Components – NABRICO/WINTECH


Shane Irby
Logistics Manager
Waterfront Services Co.


Jeffrey (Todd) Kimery
Regional Maintenance Program Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers


Andrew Kimmel
Project Engineer
National Maintenance & Repair of Kentucky


Lucian Lott
Business Development/Director of Logistics
Turn Services



Rick Martin
Vice President, Open Hopper Barge Freight
Marquette Transportation


Norabel Matamoros
Account Manager
Kirby Offshore Marine


Paul Matthews
Executive Director
Port of South Louisiana


Joseph Meerman
Commercial Manager – Gulf


Jack Nash
Maritime Partners, LLC


Nick Nassar
Colby Service and Supply


Zach Oswalt
Fleet Supervisor


Merritt Parsons
Director of Human Capital Development
Associated Terminals


Genelle Perez-Sandi
Manager Auditing & Special Projects
Sabine Surveyors, Ltd


Ryan Peters
Director, HR and Crewing
Marquette Transportation


Erin Pugh
Chief Experience Officer
Tug and Barge Solutions


Linda Ramos
Customer Relations/Outside Sales
Quality Turbo


David Reynolds
PTL Marine


Andrew Ritchie
Project Manager
Marine Solutions, Inc.


Matt Schapker
Vice President
Abco Industrial


Karl Senner
Karl Senner, LLC


Michael Steiner
Head Superintendent
Steiner Construction


Kristen Stojakovich
Senior Manager of Logistics
Campbell Transportation Company Inc.


Zach Usselton
Senior Project Engineer
Marine Solutions, Inc.


Rob Wayne
SCF Lewis & Clark Fleeting


2021 Winners

Evan Acorn
Inventory and System Support Analyst
Custom Fuel Services


Valerie Anderson
Outside Sales Manager
Northern Safety & Industrial


Blake Boudreaux
Safety and Operations Manager
MG Transport Services LLC


Kelly Clapp
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Ingram Barge Company


Valerie Coffelt
Director of Deck Personnel
Marquette Transportation Company LLC


Kasey Cummings
Business Development Manager – USA
Thordon Bearings Inc.


Bart Disher
Commercial Business Development Manager, Gulf and West
Furuno USA Inc.


Alex Dyba
Design Engineer, Engineering Manager New Product Development
Timco Industries Inc.


Blake Enloe
Founder, President
Legacy Corporation


Mason Eustis
Director of Operations
Canal Barge Company


James Fowler
Managing Director, Marine and Stevedoring Operations; Executive Vice President
Cooper Marine & Timberlands, Blakeley BoatWorks


Ramona Gaither
Human Resource Manager
Wepfer Marine Inc.


Gabe Gattle
Vice President of Transportation
Terral RiverService Inc.


Stuart Gordon
Operations Manager, St. Louis and Wood River
Economy Boat Store


Blake Hebert
General Manager
Associated Terminals


Adam Hustead
Superior Marine Ways Inc.


Lukas Lonergan
American River Transportation Company


Keith McDonough
Structural Engineer
SCF Services


Marcus Miller
Port Captain
Canal Barge Company


Mason Moore
Operations Manager
General Marine Services


Sean Myers
Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor
S. Army Corps of Engineers


Mitchell Penrod
Wepfer Marine of Calvert City


Bryson Person
Vice President, Operations
ARCOSA Marine Products


Jason Pitre
Port Captain
Turn Services


Matt Powell
Assistant Vice President
Cooper/T. Smith


Kevin Reno
Vessel Engineer
American Commercial Barge Line


Lee Rohlfing
Vice President of Midwest / East Coast Operations
North American Marine Consultants


Kyle Shantz
SHEQ Manager
Inland Marine Service


Chase Slabaugh
General Superintendent – Dive Group
F. Brennan Company Inc.


Tommy Spencer
Chief Engineer
Amherst Madison


Caitlyn Stewart
Vice President – Regulatory Affairs
The American Waterways Operators


Tim Sullivan
Lower Mississippi Pilot
American Commercial Barge Line


Jeremy (Shot) Tardy
Director, Vessel Operations – Locking Rivers
American Commercial Barge Line


Kelly Tiller
Support Manager
TowWorks LLC


Blake Weaver
Maintenance Mechanic Leader
S. Army Corps of Engineers


Anna Whittemore
Vice President of Sales & Logistics
Marquette Transportation


Justin Wieners
WD Industries


Samuel Williams
Operations Manager
Bunker One (USA)


Reece Wilson
General Manager
Associated Terminals


Tracy Zea
Waterways Council Inc.

2020 Winners

Justin Apgar
Director of New Construction and Compliance Officer
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.


Christian Barger
Chief, Waterways Management Division
USCG – Sector Upper Mississippi River


Blake Boyd
Chief Operating Officer
TowWorks LLC


Vanessa Breslin
Human Resources Manager
Canal Barge


Jacob Brown
Director, Marine Maintenance, Construction and Shipyard Operations
Enterprise Marine Services LLC


Shane Checkan
General Manager
Industry Terminal & Salvage


Whitney Cruse
Vice President of Barge Logistics
Marquette Transportation
President of the West KY Chapter of WIMO


Ashley Danielson
Vice President, Marine Administration
Genesis Marine


Brandon Davidson
Logistics and Marketing
Hines Furlong Line


Tyler Davis
Director of Operations and Sales
Big River Propeller


Trenton Deloach
VP of Operations
Deloach Marine Services


Brian Duffy
Port Captain of Compliance
Florida Marine LLC


Justin Gentry
Operations Manager
Okie Moore Diving and Marine Salvage LLC


Joseph Graham
Manager of Tank Barge Operations
Campbell Transportation Company


Blake Grimmett
Vice President of Barge Line Operations
Heartland Barge Management LLC


James Jaco
Maintenance & Repair / Tankerman
Florida Marine Transportation


Crystal Jones
Senior Underwriter
The American Equity Underwriters Inc.


Josh Jordan
Engine – Block Remanufacturing Manager
National Maintenance & Repair Inc.


Kiefer Kleinschmidt
Fleet Manager


Cassie Koenig
Officer Manager
Rushing Marine Service
Dave Lee
Senior Account Manager
ABB Marine & Ports


Matt Lewis
Vice President of Operations
Genesis Marine


Travis London
Operations Manager
Leader Memphis Facility
Economy Boat Store


James Myrick
Manager of Tank Barge Operations
Wepfer Marine


Dan Palen
Director Marine Safety and Compliance
Brennan Marine Inc.


Anthony Pettrey
1st Mate
Amherst Madison


Joseph Powell
Maritime Defense Strategy LLC


Lindsay Price
G&H Towing Company


Eileen Provins
Manager of Crewing
Campbell Transportation Company


Brian Richard
Chief Financial Officer
Team Services, LLC


Scott Riggins
General Manager
Inland Marine Service


Sarah Roberson
Director of Operations
RTI Barge Management Inc.


Brandon Robertson
Marine Transportation
Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company


Sarah Stowers
Chief Financial Officer
Western Rivers Boat Management


Chris Supple
Relief Captain
Campbell Transportation Company


Dayna Tappan
Human Resources Manager
Waterfront Services Co.


Travis Terrebonne
Industrial Diesel Service LLC


Dan Wibralski
Vice President of Underwater Services
J.F. Brennan Company Inc.


Roger L. Wilson, Jr.
Navigation Manager
Mobile Engineer District, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway


Daniel Wolf
Safety and Compliance Officer
Illinois & Michigan Oil LLC (IMO)