CGB Marine

Sherwin-Williams Marine Coatings

Hunter Marine

E. Spivey Gault and Whitlow,
Roberts, Houston & Straub
Trinity Marine Products, Inc.

Petter Supply Company

EMR

Kongsberg Maritime
Simulation Inc.

US Propeller Club
Port of Paducah

McNational, Inc.
Osage Marine Services

Cargo Carriers, a
business of Cargill Inc.

Steiner Construction
Company, Inc.
Corn Island Shipyard /
Tell City Boat Works, Inc.

Patterson
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Marquette
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Marine Systems Inc.
Turn Services, LLC

James Marine,

J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
Ingram Barge Company

Campbell Transportation
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Florida Marine, LLC
AmherstMadison

PROGRAM
WELCOMING REMARKS
The Reverend David M. Rider
President & Executive Director
The Seamen’s Church Institute
COLOR PRESENTATION
INVOCATION
The Rt. Reverend Andrew M. L. Dietsche
Bishop of New York
LUNCH

AEP River Operations

Cooper / T. Smith
Corporation

RIVER BELL CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
Mr. Mark K. Knoy
President & CEO, American Commercial Lines
AWARDS PRESENTATION

Canal Barge
Company

River Legend Award
Mr. J. Russell Flowers
Chairman, J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
River Bell Award
Mr. Peter H. Stephaich
Chairman & CEO, Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

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Crounse Corporation
SCF Marine Inc.
Inland Marine Service

C & B Marine

The Miller Law Firm
Paducah – New Orleans, PLLC

American
Commercial
Lines

HONORING
River Bell Award:
MR. PETER H. STEPHAICH
Peter H. Stephaich has served the industry for over 30 years in a
number of key roles. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Blue
Danube Incorporated and Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Among the many roles he has held in industry stewardship positions,
Mr. Stephaich has helped lead the American Waterways Operators,
the National Waterways Foundation and the Waterways Council, Inc.
He has served as Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Port of
Pittsburgh Commission and Chairman of the Allegheny Institute for
Public Policy.
Most recently, Mr. Stephaich has advocated on Capitol Hill for the
modernization of America’s aging waterways infrastructure. He works
with congressional leaders, gives testimony and urges passage of
important legislation to remedy the problems with the current water
resource development approach.
A native of New York City, Mr. Stephaich earned his bachelor’s degree
from Middlebury College and his M.B.A., with a major in finance, from
New York University. Mr. Stephaich has lived and traveled extensively
abroad and speaks five languages. He has two daughters and currently
lives in Pittsburgh.

River Legend Award:
MR. J. RUSSELL FLOWERS
J. Russell Flowers began his career in the marine industry in 1960.
He worked as a commercial airplane pilot for a company based in
Greenville, Mississippi with the understanding that he would fly for
them in exchange for the opportunity to learn the marine business.
He worked there until 1962 when he, along with two partners, formed
Security Barge Line, Inc.
In 1969, Mr. Flowers sold his interests in Security Barge Line, Inc. and
formed Flowers Transportation, Inc. When he sold his company in
1981, he had 18 towboats and 480 barges. Mr. Flowers merged Flowers
Transportation, Inc. with The Valley Line Company of St. Louis, Missouri,
where he then served as the President of the Transport Marine Group
for about two years. In 1989, he started the company he presently
owns: J. Russell Flowers, Inc., an independent marine leasing company.
Mr. Flowers has entered into various businesses outside of marinerelated companies, including banking businesses, but he always ventures
back into the business he knows and loves.

River Bell CHAIRMAN

WELCOME
An Uncommon Family ...
Welcome to the Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) 15th Annual River
Bell Awards Luncheon, and thank you for your generous support.
You’ve heard the expression “blood is thicker than water.” From what
we’ve seen at SCI, water holds together a group of people pretty tightly.
The mariners we’ve met display all the characteristics of family—people
loyal to each other and a common cause. American waterways weave
and intertwine like the branches of a family tree, outlining the map of
our country’s
bountiful inheritance.
Many “families” include people not connected to us by blood but by
spirit, mutual trust and shared goals. Maritime industry professionals
unite in this
way. They work together, they attend to each other’s needs and they
help
each other improve.
This afternoon, we celebrate two exceptional members of our
maritime family. They have impacted the lives of the community
through their extraordinary leadership and example. We acclaim their
accomplishments as significant milestones in the effort to enhance the
well being of mariners everywhere.
Members of a family look after one another—in good times and bad.
SCI makes sure that no matter where their rigorous work takes them,
mariners have someone on whom they can depend.Your sponsorship of
SCI supports this wonderful network stretching north and south, east
and west.

Mark K. Knoy
American Commercial Lines

COMMITTEE
Keith Darling
AEP River Operations
James Farley
Kirby Corporation
C. Ronald James
James Marine
H. Merritt Lane III
Canal Barge Company, Inc.

BOARD of Trustees
CHAIRMAN

Richard T. du Moulin

VICE CHAIRMAN

Bruce G. Paulsen, Esq.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR &
PRESIDENT
The Rev. David M. Rider

VICE PRESIDENTS

Steve Little
Crounse Corporation

David S. French****
Baxter W. Graham
Niels M. Johnsen
Thomas L. McLane
Craig E. Philip

William T. Smith
Canal Barge Company, Inc.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews

Peter H. Stephaich
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Peter M. Tirschwell

CLERICAL VICE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY

TREASURER

Alan Ginsberg

HONORARY CHAIRMAN

The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche
*Honorary
**Ex Officio
***Director Emeritus
****Chairman Emeritus

MEMBERS

Jens Alers
Mrs. C. Robert Allen III*
Morten Arntzen*
George D. Benjamin****
Richard S. Berry, Esq.*
Robert P. Burke
Timothy J. Casey
Gale Chen*
The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper*
Peter John Goulandris
Kathleen C. Haines
Chester D. Hooper, Esq.*
George M. Isdale, Jr.****
Niels W. Johnsen*
Mark K. Knoy
Gerhard E. Kurz
The Rev. Canon Peter Larom***
Richard M. Larrabee**
James R. Lawrence
Henry C.B. Lindh*
Deirdre H. Littlefield
Alfred Lee Loomis III****
Buckley McAllister
Capt. James J. McNamara*
RADM Robert C. North (Ret.)
Ted C. Petrone
Jeffrey M. Platt
Charles A. Robertson*
The Rev. Jean R. Smith, D.D.***
Samantha C. Smith
Cynthia Spoor
Herbert W. Swain, Jr.
John P. Tavlarios*
Paul R. Tregurtha*
The Rev. Dr. James R. Whittemore***

CAPTAIN Sponsors
AEP River Operations
American Commercial Lines
Campbell Transportation
Company, Inc.
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Crounse Corporation
Florida Marine, LLC
Ingram Barge Company
J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
Marquette Transportation Company, LLC
Patterson Manufacturing

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PILOT Sponsors
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Steiner Construction Company, Inc.
The Miller Law Firm Paducah –
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Supporting SPONSOR

Contributing In-Kind SPONSOR
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Corn Island Shipyard /
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EMR
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Hunter Marine
Inland Marine Service
McNational, Inc.
Osage Marine Services
Petter Supply Company
Trinity Marine Products, Inc.
Turn Services, LLC
US Propeller Club Port of Paducah
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CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Mr. Peter H. Stephaich, Recipient of the 2014 River Bell Award
Mr. J. Russell Flowers, Recipient of the 2014 River Legend Award

CONGRATULATIONS

J. Russell Flowers
J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
RIVER LEGEND AWARD

Peter H. Stephaich

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
RIVER BELL AWARD

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Mr. J. Russell Flowers
Chairman,
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Congratulations
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Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
The ACL team thanks
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Mr. J. Russell Flowers – River Legend Award

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Mr. J. Russell Flowers
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River Legend Award

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Chairman & CEO
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River Bell Award
Mr. J. Russell Flowers
J. Russell Flowers, Inc.
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