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Waterways Council, Inc. Names Dustin Davidson as Director, Government Relations

February 16, 2021   Deb Calhoun

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February 16, 2021                               301/332-0813





Washington, DC – Dustin Davidson has been named Director, Government Relations of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), effective today.


With vast Capitol Hill experience, Mr. Davidson most recently served as Professional Staff Member for the House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, addressing energy, environment, and resiliency issues.


At the same time, he served as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), focusing on energy, environment, agriculture and trade issues. In this role, Mr. Davidson helped to pass an energy revenue-sharing bill out of the House Committee on Natural Resources, in addition to multiple pieces of legislation that recognized recreational fishing in federal law and improved conservation and ecosystem practices in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean. He also played a role in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 and 2020.


Mr. Davidson also served as Legislative Correspondent for former U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) in 2016, and as a Staff Assistant on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in 2015.


A 2015 graduate of Tulane University, Mr. Davidson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Minor in U.S. Public Policy.


“Dustin is a great addition to WCI and brings a fresh Capitol Hill perspective to our advocacy issues that will benefit our membership,” said WCI President/CEO Tracy Zea.  “We are thrilled to welcome him to our staff, and we know he will help us to further achieve success to modernize the nation’s inland waterways transportation system,” he continued.


Reach Dustin at 202/602-2788 (office); 202/258-0039 (cell) or


Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating for a modern and  

well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways.  The group is supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, agriculture, labor and conservation organizations, shipping associations and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country.  Visit



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