Commerce Club Luncheon Series
The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Brady's Landing on the Houston Ship Channel to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.
Thank you to our table sponsors:
Jennifer A. Carpenter
Jennifer A. Carpenter serves as Executive Vice President of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the inland and coastal tugboat, towboat, and barge industry.
Ms. Carpenter joined AWO in August 1990. She served as Government Affairs Assistant, Manager-Regulatory Issues, Director-Government Affairs, Vice President-Government Affairs, Senior Vice President-Government Affairs and Policy Analysis, and Senior Vice President-National Advocacy before assuming her current position in December 2013. From 1994 to 2007, she was a member of the congressionally authorized Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). Ms. Carpenter has also served on the Committee on Inland Water Transportation of the National Research Councilís Transportation Research Board. She has received two Meritorious Public Service Awards and a Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard for her contributions to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee and the Coast Guard-AWO Safety Partnership.
About the American Waterways Operators (AWO)
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and with regional offices in Missouri, Seattle, and Louisiana, is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat, and barge industry. In operation for over 70 years and with 225+ members, the AWO represents the people who own and operate the tugboats, towboats, and barges serving the rivers, coasts, Great Lakes, and harbors of the United States.