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PROGRAM

Welcome Remarks
The Rev. David M. Rider
President & Executive Director
The Seamens Church Institute

17th Annual

RIVER BELL

Awards Luncheon
Thursday

Presentation of colors

DECEMBER

Invocation
The Rev. Kempton Baldridge
Chaplain
The Seamens Church Institute

2016

Distinguished Service Award


Mr. Chad Pregracke
Founder
Living Lands & Waters
Lunch
River Bell Chairmans Remarks
Mr. Mark K. Knoy
President & CEO
American Commercial Barge Line
River Legend Award
Mr. Angus R. Cooper II
Chairman & CEO
Cooper/T. Smith Corporation
River Bell Award
Mr. Tim Parker
Chairman & CEO
Parker Towing Company, Inc.

HONORING
River Bell Award
Mr. Tim Parker
Tim Parker, Jr. joined the family
business, Parker Towing Company, in
1974 after serving two years in the
United States Army and five years
with the Lykes Brothers Steamship
Company. He now serves as Chairman
and CEO, following in his father Tim
Parker, Sr.s footsteps.

State Port Authority, the National Waterways Conference, and


the West Alabama Traffic and Transportation Club. He has also
had significant involvement in numerous civic organizations in his
community such as the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development
Authority and United Way of Tuscaloosa. He served three terms
in the Alabama State Legislature, was named Tuscaloosa Civitan
Club Citizen of the Year and received the University of Alabamas
Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2014, he and wife Cathy were
celebrated by the United Way of Western Alabamas Alexis de
Tocqueville Societys Family of the Year.

Parker Towing Company is one of the


largest barge lines in the southeastern
United States, operating a fleet of towboats and over 350 open
and covered hopper barges, as well as a fleet of 30,000 BBL tank
barges transporting commodities such as coal, steel, grain, forest
products, cement and petroleum products. The company also
operates terminals for loading and unloading barges, as well as a
shipyard and a machine shop.

Tuscaloosa has long relied on the Black Warrior River for


industrial jobs, and local companies including Parker Towing
have created thousands of employment opportunities for the
county. Tims leadership in industry organizations has ensured
that these jobs remain in the West Alabama area. Tims life, both
professionally and personally, has centered around service to his
community, state and country. He continues to lead by example
and inspires his employees by living a life of dedicated service to
his industry and community.

Tim is currently on the Board of Directors for Mercedes-Benz


U.S. International, Inc., and has served on the boards of a wide
variety of organizations over the years including the Alabama

Continuing the strong tradition of the family-owned business, Tim


has passed on this work ethic and strong family values to his son,
Tim Parker III, who serves as President of Parker Towing.

HONORING
River Legend Award
Mr. Angus R. Cooper II

Distinguished Service Award


Mr. Chad Pregracke

Angus R. Cooper II began his career at Cooper/T.


Smith Corporation, one of Americas oldest and
largest stevedoring and maritime firms, after his
college graduation from the University of Alabama in
1960. Joining his father, Ervin Cooper, Angus became
the third generation to carry on the family business.

Chad Pregracke founded Living Lands & Waters


in 1998 to address the environmental issues of
the American Inland Waterways after spending
his formative years working on the Mississippi and
Illinois Rivers and seeing first-hand how neglected
these rivers were. Today, the organization Chad
founded has grown to include a full staff and fleet
of equipment. Each year, the crew spends time in nine states along the
Mississippi, Illinois and Ohio Rivers, as well as many of their tributaries.
Since the projects inception, Chad, his crew and over 98,000 volunteers
have collected 9.2 million pounds of debris.

Under his direction, Cooper/T. Smith Corporation has grown and now
operates in 37 ports on the East, Gulf and West Coasts of the United
States, and has expanded internationally to operate in Brazil, Colombia and
Mexico. Cooper/T. Smith has increased its services to the ship docking and
undocking, mooring, warehousing, barging and barge towing businesses.
Today, the company is a progressive and innovative organization employing
thousands worldwide, and impacts an array of industries throughout
the world from agriculture, energy and chemicals, to construction, food
service and tourism.
Angus currently serves on the Board of Directors of IBERIABANK, the
Coast Guard Foundation and Crescent Towing & Salvage Co., Inc. He is
Vice President of Crimson Tide Foundation and a member of the Chief
Executives Organization, Inc. Angus has received several honors including
being named the Maritime Person of the Year in 2005 by the Propeller
Club of New Orleans and he received the 14th International Maritime Hall
of Fame Award in 2007. In 2009, Angus Cooper was inducted into the
Alabama Academy of Honor and was inducted into the Alabama Business
Hall of Fame in 2013.

Most recently, the organization has expanded its mission to include


educational workshops, and in 2016 Living Lands & Waters hosted 47
educational events, reaching over 1,400 students and educators. In 2007,
Chad initiated the MillionTrees Project, and since then, over one million
trees have been planted to help protect the environment of the river.
Living Lands & Waters has also implemented an Invasive Species Removal
workshop with eight different events and over 250 volunteers removing
non-native species from the ecosystem.
Chads vision, work-ethic and leadership have been recognized by many
organizations over the years. Most notably, Chad received the prestigious
Jefferson Award for Public Service, in 2002, and in 2013 he was named
CNN Hero of the Year.

BOARD OF

RIVER BELL

T R UST E E S

C HA I R M AN

CHAIRMAN
Richard T. du Moulin
VICE CHAIRMAN
Bruce G. Paulsen, Esq.
PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Rev. David M. Rider
VICE PRESIDENTS
Baxter W. Graham
Niels M. Johnsen
Deirdre H. Littlefield
Craig E. Philip
CLERICAL VICE PRESIDENTS
The Rev. Philip A. Jackson
The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews
SECRETARY
Kathleen C. Haines
TREASURER
Alan S. Ginsberg
HONORARY CHAIRMAN
The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche

*Honorary
**Ex Officio
***Director Emeritus
****Chairman Emeritus

MEMBERS
Jens Alers
Robert P. Burke
Molly C. Campbell**
Timothy J. Casey
Matthew D. Davis
James F. Farley
Peter John Goulandris
Mark K. Knoy
Gerhard E. Kurz
James R. Lawrence
Alfred Lee Loomis III****
B. Buckley McAllister, Esq.
RADM Robert C. North (Ret.)
Kim W. Nowell
Ted C. Petrone
Jeffrey M. Platt
Cindy Spoor
Peter M. Tirschwell
Christopher J. Wiernicki
HONORARY MEMBERS
Mrs. C. Robert Allen III
Morten Arntzen
Richard S. Berry, Esq.
Gale Chen
David S. French****
Chester D. Hooper, Esq.
George M. Isdale, Jr.****
The Rev. Canon Peter Larom***
Thomas L. McLane
Capt. James J. McNamara
Charles A. Robertson
The Rev. Jean R. Smith, D.D.***
Herbert W. Swain, Jr.
John P. Tavlarios
Paul R. Tregurtha

Thank American
CAPTAIN Sponsors
Commercial Barge Line
You CampbellCanalTransportation
Company
Barge Company

Mark K. Knoy
American Commercial Barge Line
RIVER BELL

C O M M I TT E E
Darin Adrian
Marquette Transportation

Robert McCoy
AmherstMadison

Richard Calhoun
Cargo Carriers

Kim W. Nowell
Ingram Barge Company

James F. Farley
Kirby Corporation

Tim Parker
Parker Towing Company, Inc.

George Foster
JB Marine Services, Inc.

Matt Ricketts
Crounse Corporation

C. Ronald James
James Marine

William T. Smith
Canal Barge Company

H. Merritt Lane III


Canal Barge Company

Peter H. Stephaich
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

CGB Marine
Cooper/T. Smith Corporation
Crounse Corporation
Ingram Barge Company
J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
Marquette Transportation
Ozinga Bros., Inc.
Parker Towing Company, Inc.

PILOT Sponsors

C&B Marine
James Marine, Inc.
Marine Systems Inc.
The Miller Law Firm
SCF Marine Inc.
Steiner Construction Company, Inc.
Turn Services/Associated Terminals

MATE Sponsors

Contributing In-Kind Sponsor

ABS
American River Transportation Co., Inc.
AmherstMadison
Cargo Carriers
Corn Island Shipyard/Tell City Boat Works
Hunter Marine
Inland Marine Service
JB Marine Service, Inc.
Lloyds Register North America
McNational, Inc.
Osage Marine Services Inc.
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co./Pine Bluff Materials
Propeller Club Port of Paducah
Trinity Marine Products, Inc.
U.S. Bank Community Banking/National Transportation Banking/
Capital Equipment Group
Wepfer Marine Inc.
Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC

Seward & Kissel LLP

NO TABLE Sponsors

sustaining sponsors

supporting sponsor

OMI Environmental Solutions (OMIES)

Serving the maritime industry since 1905


www.coopertsmith.com

We use blue

to make our environment G R E E N .


We have a G R E E N E R way of doing business.
Barge transportation burns less fuel, produces fewer emissions and makes our highways safer.
Parker Towing proves it every day. The hauling capacity of just one barge equals 65 tractortrailer trucks or 15 rail cars. We not only help our clients save money, we also help save our
environment. We love the blue of our rivers, but we love a green environment too! And everyday
we work to protect them both.

Propelling forward

ParkerTowing.com

Marquette Transportation Company, LLC


www.marquettetrans.com
River
150 Ballard Circle
Paducah, KY 42001
270-443-9404

Gulf-Inland
5525 Mounes Street
Harahan, LA 70123
504-733-5845

Offshore
1817 Highway 24
Larose, LA 70373
985-693-5108

Canal Barge Company Congratulates


Angus R. Cooper ii

Tim Parker

Cooper/T. Smith Corporation

Parker Towing Company

Recipient of the

Recipient of the

2016 RIVER LEGEND AWARD

2016 RIVER BELL AWARD

Chad Pregracke
Living Lands & Waters
Recipient of the

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

CANALBARGE.COM

J. RUSSELL FLOWERS, INC.


560 South Main Street
Greenville, Mississippi 38701
662-378-4000

Lower Mississippi
Upper Mississippi

Servicing the U.S. Inland Waterways

www.ctlconline.com

Ohio
Illinois

Marquette Transportation Company, LLC


www.marquettetrans.com

River
150 Ballard Circle
Paducah, KY 42001
270-443-9404
Gulf-Inland
5525 Mounes Street
Harahan, LA 70123
504-733-5845
Offshore
1817 Highway 24
Larose, LA 70373
985-693-5108

Associated Terminals and Turn Services congratulates

The 17th Annual River Bell Award Honorees

SCF Bunge Marine LLC


SCF Services LLC
SCF Lewis and Clark Terminals LLC
SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting LLC

www.scfmarine.com
727 North First St., Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: +1 314 436 7559
Fax: +1 314 827 3156
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dispatch@lewisandclarkmarine.com

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STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY

Offshore Marine Services

Inland River Services

Shipping Services

CONGRATULATIONS Mr.Tim Parker, Recipient of the 2016 River Bell Award


TO: Mr. Angus R. Coooper, II, Recipient of the 2016 River Legend Award
Mr. Chad Pregracke, Recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to the 2016


River Bell Honorees
Tim Parker

RIVER BELL AWARD

Angus R. Cooper, II
RIVER LEGEND AWARD

Chad Pregracke

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Innovation. Dedication. Experience.

Telephone +1 985 871-4403


www.cooperconsolidated.com sales@cooper-consolidated.com
www.coopertsmith.com

www.ctlconline.com

Tim Parker
Angus R. Cooper, II
Chad Pregracke

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Above: The M/V Tim Parker pushing a tow of metallurgical coal.

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Best Wishes to our customers & industry friends for a
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