National Waterways Foundation Elects New Officers

The National Waterways Foundation elected the following officers at its Oct. 19, 2011 meeting in Pittsburgh:

Michael W. Hennessey, vice president, sales and marketing, Brownsville Marine Products, was elected chairman.  He succeeds Craig E. Philip, president and CEO, Ingram Barge Co., who remains on the foundation as immediate past-chairman.

Michael Toohey, president and CEO, Waterways Council Inc., was named secretary.  

Joseph H. Pyne, chairman and chief executive officer, Kirby Corp., was re-elected as the foundation’s treasurer.

“I look forward to working with our esteemed officers and trustees this year, as the foundation considers undertaking a number of industry studies and activities that will better allow the waterways industry to tell its story through facts and data,” Hennessey said in a foundation press release.

The mission of the Arlington, Va.-based National Waterways Foundation is to develop the intellectual and factual arguments for an efficient, well-funded and secure inland waterways system. The full list of National Waterways Foundation trustees can be found at


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