NS Names 2 to VP Posts

Two people have been appointed to vice presidents positions at Norfolk Southern.

John Hatfield has been named vice president of corporate communications while Kathleen Smith was named vice president of business development and real estate.

Smith will succeed Robert Martinez, who is retiring on Dec. 1.

Hatfield, who also will oversee the Norfolk Southern Foundation, joins NS with more than 30 years of experience in public and community relations.

Most recently he served as vice president of communications and community affairs for Arizona Public Service.

Smith joined NS in 1995 as a management trainee and has held various positions in the marketing division with a focus on research, market planning and analysis.

She has served as group VP of chemicals in the industrial products group and group VP of automotive in the intermodal/automotive group.

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