Merritt Lane III

Board Member

Merritt Lane III, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Canal Barge Company, has been involved in inland waterway management in Louisiana and across the country for decades. Lane has served as chairman of the board of the American Waterways Operators, chairman of the Waterways Council, Inc. and currently serves as a board member of the National Waterways Foundation and the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation.

Lane also serves on the board of directors of Hibernia Homestead Bancorp and Pontchartrain Materials Company in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lane is active in numerous civic organizations, including the Business Council of New Orleans & the River Region and the Young President’s Organization. Lane is also active civic, educational, and philanthropic organizations in New Orleans and was featured for his commitment to conservation in the book and documentary, “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland."