Tracy Zea, President and CEO of Waterways Council Inc

Tracy Zea is president and CEO of Waterways Council Inc (WCI). WCI is the national trade organization that advocates for a modern, efficient and reliable inland waterways transportation system while representing more than 165 members. Zea is responsible for ensuring WCI yearly and long-term goals and objectives are being accomplished while promoting strong public policy for the Nation’s inland waterways transportation system.

Prior to joining WCI, Zea served on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I). During his time on the committee, he assisted in legislation related to the Environmental Protection Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, Army Corps of Engineers – civil works, and played an integral part in the enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014.


Zea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from South Dakota State University.