Award of Distinction

President and CEO
American Commercial
Lines Inc.
Jeffersonville, Indiana
BA, Accounting and Finance, 1981

Mark Holden joined American Commercial Lines Inc. in 2005 as president, CEO, and a member of the board of directors. Headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, American Commercial Lines Inc. is one of the largest barge transportation and manufacturing companies in the United States, with more than 3,000 employees and approximately $940 million in revenues during 2006.

Holden led the company’s initial public offering (IPO), which Forbes magazine cited as one of the top five IPOs of 2005. The Wall Street Journal also recognized American Commercial Lines Inc. as one of the top 25 stocks in the nation during 2006.

Prior to joining American Commercial Lines, Holden worked for 12 years for Wabash National Corporation, where he held a number of positions and served on the board of directors. He currently is a member of the board of directors for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.