Marty Hettel

Vice President Government Affairs, American Commercial Barge Line

    Marty Hettel is Vice President Government Affairs at American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL), one of the largest and most trusted marine transportation companies in the United States. His career in the inland waterways industry spans more than 40 years, having started as deck hand before moving on to hold positions in logistics, purchasing, operations, insurance/claims, personnel, shipping & receiving, freight sales and regulatory. The last 24 years of Hettel’s career have been spent with AEP River Operations and ACBL, which purchased AEP River Operations in 2015.

    Hettel has held a number of leadership positions with advocacy groups within the inland waterways industry. He currently serves as a member of the Inland Waterways Users Board and the River Industry Executive Task Force, serves on the steering committee for the Ohio River Basin Alliance and is a subcommittee member on inland water transportation for the Transportation Research Board. He is also a member of the Waterways Council, Inc., Board and serves on the organization’s Executive Committee.