TVIB News News and Updates



May 29th, 2024 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Spring Info Session
  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Spring Board Meeting

May 31st, 2024 at 1:00 PM

Join us along with our partners The Waterways Journal and Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) as we recognize George Foster as the inaugural recipient of the Mike Rushing Legacy Service Award.  We’ll celebrate the many ways in George exemplifies the qualities matching the three core elements of the award:

  • Community Service
  • Professional Excellence
  • Mentorship

We will be making a financial contribution to SCIs Ministry on the River program in honor George. This ministry was near to Mike Rushing’s heart as he was always thinking of mariner welfare.  Todd Rushing will be on hand to represent the Rushing family and Reverend David Shirk will receive the contribution on behalf of SCI.

“Everything he did, he did for someone else.” Todd Rushing when speaking of Mike

Immediately following the award ceremony will be the presentation of TheWaterways Journal’s Annual 40 Under 40 Awards.

Make sure to stick around in Nashville long enough to be part of both of these events and don’t forget to stop by booth 630 to visit with TVIB staff throughout the IMX Show!

TVIB: HIRING Houston Office – Member Services Administrator

We have posted the position of Member Services Administrator on our Career section of the website.  This position is a full-time position located in our main office in the Greater Houston area.  Please visit the Job Posting page for details and requirements.

All inquiries and applications must utilize the link provided through our job post on Indeed.

George Foster selected as the 2024 Inaugural Recipient of the Mike Rushing Legacy Service Award


In early April, the selection committee met to review the inaugural Mike Rushing Legacy Service Award applications. After deep and thoughtful conversation, George Foster emerged as the standout nominee who exemplified the three core pillars of the award: community service, professional excellence, and mentorship.  Much like the namesake of the award, Mike Rushing, George does what he does quietly in the background never seeking personal recognition. He has a true servant’s heart.

We are excited to present George with the award and a donation to the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Ministry on the River program in his honor on May 31st at this year’s IMX Show in Nashville, TN. We’re very thankful for the support and encouragement of the Waterways Journal.  Please take a moment to read the article, “TVIB To Honor George Foster With Inaugural Mike Rushing Legacy Service Award” published in this week’s issue of the Waterway’s Journal. We believe you will see why George was selected as this year’s recipient of the Mike Rushing Legacy Service Award.

Congratulations George and thank you for your many years of hard work on behalf of the towing vessel industry and for being a leader in your community.