A.L. Kucera Elected President Of A WO

Anthony L. Kucera has been elected president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Arlington, Va., succeeding James B. Potter Jr., according to William A. Creelman, AWO chairman of the board. AWO represents the nation's barge and towing industry. Mr. Creelman said, "We thank Mr. Potter for his service to The American Waterways Operators and wish him well in the future. We welcome Mr. Kucera and are confident that his experience in water resources and his expertise in water transportation will be invaluable to AWO." Mr. Potter resigned to "pursue o t h e r b u s i n e s s interests," Mr. Creelman noted.

Mr. Kucera has been with AWO since 1974. In 1976, he was named executive assistant to the president, and in 1977 assumed the position of executive vice president. Prior to joining AWO, Mr.

Kucera was senior vice president of the Water Resources Congress in Washington, D.C. He served as vice president and regional manager for Water Resources Associated in St. Louis, Mo., and prior to that he was regional manager for the Mississippi Valley Association in Omaha, Neb.

A native of Flandreau, S.D., Mr. Kucera received a bachelor's degree with honors in economics f r om Huron College in Huron, S.D. He continued his postgraduate studies in economics at the University of Maryland.

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