Aimee Andres is the executive director of the Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals Inc.(IRPT), a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port and terminal professionals. She has extensive contact with the more than 350 association members to identify points of interest or concern and to optimize their benefits. Representing the interests of members in each river basin, Andres encourages continued cooperation with local, state and federal authorities, as well as other waterway associations, to promote the value of the inland waterway system. She is an accredited maritime port executive, awarded by the International Association of Maritime Port Executives (IAMPE), and she has previously served on the board of directors for the National Waterways Conference.