American Waterways 2018 Annual Report 2018AnnualReportSpread - Page 12

2018 ACHIEVEMENTS BUILDING COMMUNITY The AWO community is defined by a shared commitment to serving our customers and the nation as the safest, most efficient and most environmentally responsible mode of cargo transport; working with our government partners to craft thoughtful and informed public policy; and giving a voice to companies of all sizes, from all regions of the country, in shaping the future of this industry. In 2018, we took great strides in fostering this community to further position AWO for success in 2019 and beyond. ■ ■ We conducted tugboat and towboat tours across the country to give Members of Congress and congressional staff firsthand exposure to our industry and its operations. ■ ■ We mobilized the annual Barge-In on Capitol Hill and field office visits to the Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to educate policymakers on the importance of our industry and the policies that enable it to thrive. ■ ■ We conducted 12 regional roundtables and over 175 individual member visits to stay on top of what’s happening where our members live. Representatives of the Subcommittee on Tankering and Barge Operations discuss safety issues during the AWO Safety Committees’ Meeting in Houston OUR COMMUNITY AT WORK AWO meets with Senator Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, during 2018 Annual Barge-In AWO members on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress for Barge-In 2018 n 10 THE AMERICAN WATERWAYS OPERATORS On behalf of AWO, Member Dave Podurigel of Murray American Transportation, Inc. recognizes outgoing MSU Pittsburgh Commander Leon McClain for his leadership and service RADM John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, and AWO Vice Chair Scott Merritt of Foss Maritime Company, LLC present AWO Ohio Valley Region Vice Chair Cathy Hammond of Inland Marine Service with a U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award 2018 ANNUAL REPORT A YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT 11 n