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PROGRAM

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

Presentation of colors

Invocation
The Rev. Kempton Baldridge
Chaplain
The Seamens Church Institute

REMARKS
Mr. Richard T. du Moulin
Chairman
SCI Board of Trustees

LEADERSHIP IN SAFETY AWARD


Shell Trading (US) Company
Accepted by Capt. Tim J. Downs

Distinguished Service Award AWARDS


LUNCHEON
Ms. Cherrie Felder
Channel Shipyard Companies

Lunch
December 7
River Bell Chairmans Remarks
Mr. Mark K. Knoy 2017
President & CEO
American Commercial Barge Line

Lifetime Achievement Award


Mr. Scott McGeorge
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company

River Bell Award


Mr. James F. Farley
Kirby Corporation (ret.)
HONORING
River Bell Award Lifetime Achievement Award
James F. Farley Scott McGeorge
Born in Colorado and raised in Lubbock, Texas, James Scott McGeorge joined the US Coast Guard Officer
F. Farley graduated from Texas Tech University with Candidate School in Yorktown, VA following his
a Bachelor degree in History, followed by a Master graduation from the University of Arkansas. He
of International Management from The American served aboard the Cutter Triton in Corpus Christi,
Graduate School of International Management (known TX before being assigned to Vietnam to patrol the
as Thunderbird). coast from Cambodia to the DMZ. Upon returning to
the US, Mr. McGeorge served at Coast Guard Station
Mr. Farleys initial introduction to the maritime industry was as a New Orleans and was later promoted to full Lieutenant.
dispatcher with Ingram Barge Company in New Orleans. After starting his
own small barge line, he moved on to lead the sales department for Brent Mr. McGeorge joined his family businesses, which, at the time, included
Towing Company. Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company and McGeorge Contracting Co.,
Inc. The business has since expanded to include Jeffrey Sand Company,
Mr. Farley held senior management positions in Logistics, Sales and Cranford Construction Co., Cumberland River Quarry, Pine Bluff
Operations for various companies including American Commercial Line Materials, and Hunter Marine Sand Operations and Marine Terminal. Mr.
and Kirby Corporation, where he spent the last 14 years of his career. McGeorge served as President of Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company
During his time with Kirby, he was Executive Vice President of Operations from 19832016 when he became Senior Vice President and Chairman of
of Kirby Inland Marine, and when Kirby entered the offshore business he the Board.
was named President of Kirby Offshore Marine.
Since his time at Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company, the company
Through his affiliation with various organizations, Mr. Farley worked for the expanded its fleet to have a few hundred barges and three 6,000-hp
betterment of the entire industry. He served with Illinois River Carriers, towboats. The company also began a concentrated effort to increase
REITF, GICA, the Inland Waterways User Board and American Waterways safety and reduce the number of injury incidents in the companys Marine
Operators, where he had the honor to serve as Chairman. Mr. Farley Division, and has now operated over two and a half years without a lost
currently serves as a trustee of the Seamens Church Institute. time incident.
HONORING
Distinguished Service Award Leadership in Safety Award
Cherrie Felder Shell Trading (US) Company,
accepted by Capt. Tim Downs
Cherrie Felder began her maritime career as Marine
Division Traffic Manager with Torco Oil Company, Shell is honored with the Leadership in Safety Award for
followed by two years at Riverside Ventures as Canal building an intervention culture through the Goal Zero
Traffic Manager. From there, she worked as Manager of Hero program, which recognizes mariners for their safety
Governmental Affairs, Sales and Risk for Marine Inland interventions. Shell fosters an environment that allows the
Transportation Company, then marketing representative industry to share best safety practices, working to identify
for Blessey Marine Services. Ms. Felder is currently Vice key safety behaviors in a manner that dignifies the mariner.
President of Channel Shipyard where she has spent the last seventeen years
responsible for governmental and legislative action. Captain Tim Downs joined Shell in 1974 as a Deck Cadet joining his first ship,
Hemisinus in the Far East. Upon completing his training, he became a deck
Ms. Felder served over a decade as Chairman of the Coast Guard Lower officer on tankers and LNG carriers, advanced through the ranks, and was
Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee and is currently serving promoted to Captain in 1993. During this period, Capt. Downs spent time in
as Treasurer of the Coast Guard Foundation and Treasurer of Waterways shore positions within Shell International Trading and Shipping, and eventually
Council. She was previously President of GICA, and currently serves on moved to a permanent shore position as Head of Fleet Safety in the Ship
its Executive Committee. Ms. Felder is the Vice Chairman of the National Management department in 1994.
Waterways Foundation and board member of the Louisiana Association of
Waterway Operators and Shipyards. She has served on the boards of AWO, In 2001, Capt. Downs moved to Singapore as the Senior Marine Advisor for
National Waterways Conference, Shipbuilders Council of America, and the Shell International (Eastern) Trading Company (SIETCO), and in 2005 he
Maritime Navigation Safety Association, and was a member of the Louisiana transferred to London where he became Team Lead, Ship Quality Assurance,
Governors Maritime Advisory Task Force. overseeing the activities of 20 Quality Assessors before being made Emergency
Response Manager/Company Security Officer for the Shell Managed Fleet in
Ms. Felder was named 1996 Maritime Person of the Year, and was given the 2007. In 2011, Capt. Downs was appointed to the position of Regional Marine
title of Director Emeritus in 2009 by the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Manger Americas, where he assisted in the management of Shells marine risk
Association. In 2004, Marine News featured her as one of six workboat in the Americas, and in 2013 he was appointed to his current position as senior
industry Leaders of the Pack and in June 2013, Southern Yacht Club awarded Shell Shipping and Maritime representative in the Americas.
her Top Gallant Award.
BOARD OF RIVER BELL CAPTAIN Sponsors
Trustees Chairman American Commercial Barge Line
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
CHAIRMAN MEMBERS Mark K. Knoy Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Richard T. du Moulin Jens Alers American Commercial Barge Line CGB Marine
Crounse Corporation
Robert P. Burke RIVER BELL Hunter Marine/Hines Furlong Line
VICE CHAIRMAN Timothy J. Casey Committee Ingram Barge Company
Bruce G. Paulsen, Esq. K. Blythe Daly, Esq. J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
Matthew D. Davis Darin Adrian H. Merritt Lane III Kirby Corporation
PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DI- James F. Farley Marquette Transportation Company Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
Canal Barge Company, Inc. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co./Pine Bluff Materials Co.
RECTOR Peter John Goulandris
The Rev. David M. Rider Mark K. Knoy Rick Calhoun Robert McCoy PILOT Sponsors
Gerhard E. Kurz Cargo Carriers (ret.) AmherstMadison Associated Terminals & Turn Services
VICE PRESIDENTS James R. Lawrence C&B Marine
Niels M. Johnsen Alfred Lee Loomis III** James F. Farley Tim Parker Channel Shipyard
Deirdre H. Littlefield B. Buckley McAllister, Esq. Kirby Corporation (ret.) Cooper/T. Smith Corporation
Parker Towing Company James Marine
Craig E. Philip John D. (Jack) Noonan
JB Marine Service, Inc.
RADM Robert C. North (Ret.) George Foster Matt Ricketts Marine Systems, Inc.
CLERICAL VICE PRESIDENTS Ted C. Petrone JB Marine Services, Inc. Crounse Corporation The Miller Law Firm Paducah-New Orleans, PLLC
The Rev. Philip A. Jackson Jeffrey M. Platt Mr. and Mrs. James F. Farley
The Rev. Daniel P. Matthews, D.D. Cindy Spoor Barry Gipson William T. Smith Golding Barge Line
Christopher J. Wiernicki James Marine SCF Marine Inc.
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
SECRETARY
Kathleen C. Haines
MATE Sponsors
HONORARY MEMBERS C. Ronald James Peter H. Stephaich ABS Nautical Systems
Mrs. C. Robert Allen III James Marine Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. AmherstMadison, Inc.
TREASURER Morten Arntzen Cooper Consolidated
Alan S. Ginsberg Richard S. Berry, Esq. East Side River Transportation, Inc. and JEM Transportation, Inc.
Gale Chen Enterprise Marine Services
HONORARY CHAIRMAN
sustaining sponsors Inland Marine Service, Inc.
David S. French** Karl Senner LLC & Magnolia Fleet, LLC
The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche Chester D. Hooper, Esq. McNational Inc.
George M. Isdale, Jr.** Parker Towing Co.
EX OFFICIO The Rev. Canon Peter Larom* Propeller Club Port of Paducah
Molly C. Campbell Thomas L. McLane Starr Marine A Member of Starr Companies
Capt. James J. McNamara supporting sponsor Thompson Cat/ABB
Trinity Marine Products, Inc.
Charles A. Robertson US Bank
The Rev. Jean R. Smith, D.D.* Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC
*Director Emeritus Herbert W. Swain, Jr.
**Chairman Emeritus John P. Tavlarios NO TABLE Sponsors
Peter M. Tirschwell Contributing In-Kind Sponsor Continental Underwriters, Ltd.
Paul R. Tregurtha Kongsberg Digital Simulation
Seward & Kissel LLP Moran Towing
Osage Marine
Seaways, Inc.
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Canal Barge Company Congratulates

James F. Farley Cherrie Felder


Kirby Corporation Channel Shipyard
Recipient of the Recipient of the
2017 RIVER BELL AWARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Scott McGeorge Shell Trading (US) Company


Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company Accepted by Tim Downs
Recipient of the Recipient of the
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LEADERSHIP IN SAFETY AWARD

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Congratula*ons!

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For receiving the
Life*me Achievement Award. Thank
you for a life*me of service to our
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS


James F. Farley, Kirby Corporation (River Bell Award)
Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard (Distinguished Service Award)
Scott McGeorge, Pine Bluff Sand &Gravel Company (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Shell Trading (US) Company, accepted by Capt. Tim Downs (Leadership in Safety Award)
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Moran Towing Salutes Mr. Jim Farley
Kirby Corporation
the 18th Annual (River Bell Award)

River Bell Honorees Mr. Scott McGeorge


Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company
(Lifetime Achievement Award)

Ms. Cherrie Felder


Channel Shipyard Companies
(Distinguished Service Award)

Shell Trading (US) Company


Accepted by Mr. Tim Downs
(Leadership in Safety Award)
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Congratulations
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from Rich and Ann du Moulin
Chairman, SCI Board of Trustees
Congratulations
Mr. Jim Farley, Kirby Corporation
River Bell Award

Mr. Scott McGeorge, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company


Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard Companies


Distinguished Service Award

Shell Trading (US) Company, accepted by Captain Tim Downs


Leadership in Safety Award

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Congratula*ons!

Mr. W. Sco3 McGeorge



For receiving the
Life*me Achievement Award. Thank
you for a life*me of service to our
industry!
Pine Blu Materials Co. is a member of the Pine Blu Sand & Gravel Family of Companies:

Visit us @ www.pbsgc.com
The Rev. Canon Peter Larom

applauds the successes

of the SCIs river ministry


Congratulations to the 2017 Honorees
Congratulations
James Farley Scott McGeorge Cherrie Felder Shell Trading
River Bell Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Leadership in Safety
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RIVER BELL AWARD

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JB Marine Service, Inc. Congratulates:
Jim Farley: River Bell Award
Scott McGeorge: Lifetime Achievement Award
Cherrie Felder: Distinguished Service Award
Shell Trading (US) Company: Leadership in Safety Award

Thank you all for your service to our industry.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Mr. James F. Farley, River Bell Award
Mr. Scott McGeorge, Lifetime Achievement Award
Ms. Cherrie Felder, Distinguished Service Award
Shell Trading (US) Company (Accepted by Capt.Tim J. Downs), Leadership in Safety Award
Associated Terminals and Turn Services congratulates
The 18th Annual River Bell Award Honorees
Congratulations
to all the 2017
River Bell Honorees Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC,
C. Thomas Miller and Nicholas M. Holland
c o ng ra tul a te

James F. Farley
R I V E R B E L L AWARD

East Side River Scott McGeorge


LIFETIME ACH IEVEMENT AWARD

Transportation, Inc. Cherrie Felder


DISTINGU ISHED SERVICE AWARD

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Mr. Scott McGeorge Lifetime Achievement Award
Ms. Cherrie Felder Distinguished Service Award

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