"Your true pilot cares nothing
about anything on earth
but the river, and his pride
in his occupation surpasses
the pride of kings."

—Mark Twain
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Rivers. Important then.
Important now.

Navigation maintenance

The UMWA helps to ensure the Upper Mississippi navigation system is used and maintained in a safe manner.

Environment focused

We advocate policies that keep our waterways environmentally healthy and viable.

Stakeholder members

The association's membership is comprised of waterway operators, shippers and those interested to promote a thriving waterway.

Representing Members

We advocate for those in IA, MN and WI with an interest in waterways, from manufacturing to utilities; from transportation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Transportation

A large percentage of our region's agricultural products are transported on our waterways.

Wildlife

Our ecology counts on an environmentally sound waterway.

Recreation

Use of waterways is a major contributor to economic vitality.

Infrastructure

Investment in infrastructure is essential to ensure the success of our waterways.

Are you a member? Consider joining UMWA

Please join us in our commitment to preserve the economic and environmental viability of the Upper Mississippi waterway. The organization is only as strong as our membership, and we need people just like you.

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Meet the UMWA Executive Committee

Chair, Board of Directors
Taylor Luke
LS Marine, Inc

President
Doug Hosszu
Upper River Services LLC

Vice President
Tom Burrows
Aggregate Industries

Secretary
Scott Dohman
Mosaic

Treasurer
Kathryn Samecki
St. Paul Port Authority

Director
Mark Caspers
CCI

Director
Al Christopherson

Director
Ben Doane
CHS Inc.

Director
Paul Freeman
MN Soybean Growers

Director
Greg Genz
Kaposia Marine

Director
Jack Holm
Lafarge Holcim

Director
David Johnson
Tow Inc.

Director
David Johnson
Tow Inc.

Director
Mike Noonan
Portable Barge Service LLC

Director
Rick Voight
Voight Consultants LLC

Director
Mark Wegner
Twin Cities & Western RR

Director
Mike Wilson
Wilson Oil

The board is elected every two years.

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