AWO fills government relations post
Christopher Coakley has been named Atlantic region vice president of the American Waterways Operators.
Coakley, a former executive assistant to ex-Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., will be responsible for lobbying state and federal officials about issues that affect the tugboat, towboat and barge industries.
Coakley was a lobbyist with Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds. He replaces Linda O’Leary, who retired.