Committees – Waterborne Commerce admin October 27, 2023


Committee Chairman: Jessica Stephan, Logistics Director, Grain Division, Bunge North America Inc., Chesterfield, MO
NGFA Staff Liaison: Stephanie See

This committee interacts with Congress and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to advocate improvements to inland waterways and ports to facilitate the cost-effective transport and export of U.S. agricultural commodi­ties and products.  It also develops and recommends policies and practices that facilitate commerce between shippers and receivers that utilize the inland waterways system and deep-draft ports.  In addition, it formulates policies that foster the optimum use of the waterways.

Holly BartholMerchandiserCGBMonroe, LA
Jake BrodbeckVice President - ARTCOArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Debra CalhounSenior Vice PresidentWaterways Council, Inc.Washington, DC
Matt DeanSales Manager - Global Key AccountsPrimary Products Grain LLC Dba Primient Grain.Hoffman Estates, IL
Aaron DegodnyChief Commercial OfficerTidewater Transportation & TerminalsVancouver, WA
Ben DoaneDirector, Barge FreightCHS Hedging Inc.Saint Paul, MN
Charlie GottbrathDirector Freight & LogisticsCGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
Carolyn HotchkissMerchandising Manager, Specialty ProgramsUnited Grain CorporationVancouver, WA
Brianne McGuireMerchandising AssistantLouis Dreyfus CompanyKansas City, MO
Jayde SchillingSr. Supply Chain AnalystBunge North America Inc. - Chesterfield, MO ID# 3645O Fallon, MO
Jessica StephanLogistics DirectorBunge North America Inc.Chesterfield, MO
Matt TomaykoAVP, Agriculture & Dry Bulk SalesIngram Barge CompanyNashville, TN
Jeffery WebbPresident, Cargill Marine & TerminallCargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Michael ZickSales ManagerAmerican Commercial Lines Inc.Jeffersonville, IN