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Mentor Spotlight

Category: Mentor Spotlight

Mentor Spotlight- by Matt Lagarde

There have been many key people I’ve worked with over my career that shaped the way I see the world, the industry, and other people. Each phase of my career was influenced by some very special people.  I started as a deckhand in the fleets of New Orleans and later in Alabama.  I began running smaller boats on the Tombigbee, Intracoastal, Tennessee, and other tributary rivers.  I moved from the smaller boats to line haul on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.  In 2005 I... Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Monday, December 5, 2022

Mentor Spotlight--by Michael Breslin

When I joined the maritime industry in 2009, I did not know what I wanted out of this job. I wasn’t sure if this was a viable career, and I never would have guessed I’d end up as the Director of Safety and Sustainability for AWO. Like many of us, I ‘fell’ into this line of work.  Now, after nearly 15 years of service to the maritime community, I understand how lucky I am to have this opportunity, and I know my success is dependent on the people around me,... Read More
at Monday, November 7, 2022