Howard Brent has spent a lifetime in the river industry. While attending the University of Southern Mississippi and Texas A&M, he spent his summers working on the river. In the 1960s, Howard served as Vessel Pilot and Captain at Brent Towing, earning his First Class Pilot’s License in 1964. He went on to serve as president of the company from 1978 until its sale in 1989. In addition to working on the river, he has served on various industry boards. For his lifetime of hard work, philanthropy and leadership, SCI honored Howard with the River Legend Award in 2009.
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