Member of the Month

WIMOs celebrates one or two members each month with a unique or inspiring career experience. Click here to recommend someone for this honor!

August: Kenya Nixon of Cooper Consolidated

Kenya worked as an EMT for eight years and spent 13 years as a safety manager or director in construction, heavy civil, and utilities before joining the maritime industry in 2018. Her passion for safety is forefront in everything she does, from training others in first aid to implementing her company’s goal of Do No Harm. Kenya’s job is to coordinate and investigate all loss and accident investigations with the stevedoring division at Cooper Consolidated. Kenya holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and occupational safety and health. She also holds certifications/licenses in EMT, GSP, COSS, CSST, ASHM, AHA CPR/BLS Instructor, and in multiple OSHA and competent person courses. She believes “education should never stop” and is currently preparing for the CSP exam through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and exploring master’s degrees in occupational safety.

August: Eunice Ratcliff and Holly Normand of Ingram Barge

Video: Eunice and Holly Ingram Barge from Ingram Barge Company.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to learn about what these women do day to day from our newsletter, check out the above video.

Eunice and Holly started at different places but both rose to leadership at Ingram. Eunice has 25 years in the industry with a USCG 1600-ton master’s license. She started form the bottom, cleaning barges, welding, and working as a deck hand. She advanced from Pilot to Captain through her career.

Holly started in customer service at Ingram out of college, and has moved through various roles including operations and logistics management throughout her career.