Our Leadership
  • John Roberts
    John Roberts

    President & CEO

    • Bachelor’s Degree from University of Houston
    • Over 40 years in marine transportation industry
    • Chairman of the Inlands Liquids Sector of the American Waterways Operators from 2005 - 2009
    • Enjoys Lake Michigan salmon fishing
  • Crystal Taylor
    Crystal Taylor

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Tech
    • MBA from Belmont
    • CMA & CPA
    • Exercise Fanatic
    • Dance Mom
  • Aaron Barrett
    Aaron Barrett

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University
    • Avid Outdoorsman
    • Believes the Best Part of the Maritime Industry is the People
    • Passionate About Conservation
  • Chuck Arnold
    Chuck Arnold

    Chief Commercial Officer

    • MBA from Belmont University
    • Over 10 years of experience in finance
    • Enjoys fishing
  • David Houghton
    David Houghton

    SVP & Chief Information Officer

    • Bachelor’s Degree from UT San Antonio
    • Served on the Nashville Technology Council Board
    • Specializes in technology strategy & planning
    • Loves lake time with his family
  • Cara Carson
    Cara Carson

    VP, Human Resources

    • Master’s of Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann University
    • Over 15 years of varied HR experience, connecting people strategy to business strategy
    • Lifelong learner
    • World traveler with a goal to see all 50 states and 7 continents
  • Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brown

    Chief Legal Officer

    • Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University
    • Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law
    • Over 15 years of legal experience, both in private practice and as in-house counsel
    • Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, and backyard BBQ enthusiast
  • Russ Lampkins
    Russ Lampkins

    SVP, Logistics, Customer Service & Operations

    • Bachelors Degree from University of Tennessee
    • MBA from Tulane University
    • Avid Sports Fan
    • Grew Up On the River in Evansville, IN
  • Jason Porter
    Jason Porter

    SVP, Engineering, Barge Maintenance & Operations

    • Bachelor’s Degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    • U.S. Coast Guard licensed officer
    • Youth sports coach
    • Spends as much time on the water off the job as at work