Posts Tagged ‘NS executives’

Squires to Retire in 2022 as NS CEO

December 3, 2021

Alan Shaw (left) will replace James Squires as NS CEO in 2022.

Norfolk Southern CEO James A. Squires plans to retire on May 1, 2022.

He will be succeeded by Alan Shaw, who is currently an NS executive vice president and the chief marketing officer.

Shaw will assume the position of NS president immediately as part of the transition plan. In a news release, NS said its top managers will report to Shaw.

In addition to his CEO duties, Squires serves as president and chairman of the board of directors.

NS also said Ed Elkins, vice president of industrial products, has been promoted to the positions of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Shaw has worked at NS for 27 years in marketing, operations and finance. He was been chief marketing officer since May 2015.

Squires was appointed CEO by NS in 2021 to replace the retiring Charles “Wick” Moorman.

He was named chairman of the NS board in October 2015.

Previously Squires served at NS as executive vice president administration, executive vice president finance and chief financial officer, senior vice president finance, senior vice president law, and vice president law.

NS Names New Labor VP

June 9, 2021

Jason Morris has been named vice president of labor relations at Norfolk Southern effective Oct. 1.

He replaces Scott Weaver, who is retiring from the company after 32 years.

Morris currently serves as assistant vice president of safety and environmental and will report to Annie Adams, executive vice president and chief transformation officer.

Morris joined the NS legal department in 2010, handling safety, labor and employment issues before moving into the safety and environmental department, where he served as system director of safety until his promotion to AVP in 2018.

Weaver began his career at NS in 1989 as a labor relations specialist. He was appointed vice president of labor relations in 2012.

NS Names New Head of Government Affairs

April 29, 2021

Frank Voyack has been named vice president of government relations at Norfolk Southern, effective May 1.

He will succeeds Marque Ledoux, who is retiring after 18 years with the company.

Voyack will be based in Washington and oversee the railroad’s federal, state and local government relations.

This will include providing information to lawmakers and policymakers about NS and guiding public policy initiatives and engagement.

Voyack joined NS in 2008 and most recently served as assistant vice president of government relations.

NS Names 2 to VP Posts

November 25, 2020

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.

NS Names Cindy Sanborn as EVP, COO

July 28, 2020

Norfolk Southern has appointed Cindy Sanborn as its executive vice president and chief operating officer effective Sept. 1.

She will replace Michael Wheeler who plans to retire on that date. Wheeler has worked at NS for 35 years.

Sanborn is now working as vice president network planning at Union Pacific and previous served at CSX in the same post that she will occupy at NS.

Her time at CSX ended in 2017 following a management shakeup initiated by the late E. Hunter Harrison after he became CEO of the railroad company.

During her 30 years at CSX, Sanborn held various positions including vice president and chief transportation officer, and vice president northern region.

Sanborn earned an undergraduate degree from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Miami.

“When we began the search for our next chief operating officer, we looked for an experienced executive who could lead our operations and build on our successful implementation of precision scheduled railroading,” said NS CEO James Squires in a statement.

NS Announces Management Restructuring

June 3, 2020

Norfolk Southern announced a number of top management changes on Monday including the resignation of John Scheib, the railroad’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

In a news release, NS said it will integrate the strategy operations and functions previously led by Scheib into other positions.

Scheib joined NS in 2005 as an attorney in the law department before rising to vice president of law in 2016 and senior vice president of law and corporate relations in 2017.

He was named to his most recent post in early 2018.

Other management moves announced by NS included moving the strategic planning department into the finance division led by Mark George, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The network planning and optimization department will become part of the operations division led by Michael Wheeler, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The customer operations department will become part of the marketing division under Alan Shaw, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

NS Reorganizes Finance Division Executives

May 20, 2020

Norfolk Southern has reorganized its finance division by naming Jason Zampi as vice president of financial planning and analysis, a new department in the division.

He is currently an NS vice president and controller, and has has worked for NS for nine years, serving in leadership roles in finance, treasury and accounting.

Clyde “Jake” Allison Jr. will become vice president and controller with responsibility for all accounting functions.

He currently serves as vice president and treasurer, and has worked at NS for 26 years in audit and compliance, material management, accounting and treasury.

Chris Neikirk will become vice president of treasury and investor relations.

He is currently assistant vice president of finance, cost and treasury, and has been with NS for 26 years in marketing, energy and properties, finance, treasury and the chairman’s office.

The personnel changes will take effect June 1.

NS Names Paul VP of HR

May 7, 2020

Barbara Paul has been named vice president of human resources for Norfolk Southern.

She recently served NS as assistant VP of human resources and diversity.

Paul joined NS in 2005 as an employee development officer and then moved into marketing.

After leaving NS in 2009 to earn a master of education degree, she returned in 2011 to the human resources department.

Her assignments in HR included human resources business partner, manager of people development and director of talent management.

Prior to joining NS, Paul served 20 years in the U.S. Navy.

NS Promotes Allen Sutherland to New Posts

March 26, 2020

Norfolk Southern has appointed Vanessa Allen Sutherland as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

The appointment is effective April 1. Allen Sutherland has been at NS since 2018, serving as vice president of law and most recently as senior VP of government relations and chief legal officer.

In a news release NS said that she has helped lead a review of the company’s safety program, managed government relations initiatives, introduced automation at multiple levels within the law team, and collaborated with industry peers on matters related to short lines.

“Vanessa is an invaluable contributor to NS, with important responsibilities across a number of areas critical to our company’s success,” said NS Chairman President and Chief Executive Officer James Squires in a statement. “Most recently, Vanessa has been playing an integral role in helping NS navigate the economic, political and regulatory environment.”

NS Promotes 2 to Vice President Posts

March 6, 2020

Norfolk Southern this week announced the promotions of three managers to vice president posts while also naming a new chief sustainability officer.

NS appointed Greg Comstock, former general manager of the railroad’s network operations center and general manager of the southern region, to VP of network operations.

Lorri Kleine, former senior general counsel of workforce, properties and insurance risk management is now VP of law.

Patrick Whitehead, former assistant VP of mechanical and general manager of the northern region, is the new VP of transportation.

In a news release NS said Comstock and Whitehead have more than 60 years of collective transportation, network and operations experience with NS.

In their new roles, they will execute NS’s operating plan and achieve additional efficiencies across the railroad.

Comstock will oversee NS’s network operations center, which includes centralized dispatching as well as related service and support functions.

Whitehead will manage transportation field operations, including the execution of TOP21, the railroad’s precision scheduled railroading operating plan.

Kleine has been a member of the NS law department since 1994. In her new role, she will oversee legal, claims, investigative, compliance and risk management matters for the department.

NS also appointed Josh Raglin, former general manager of facilities, to chief sustainability officer.

Previously, he led nine of the company’s forest conservation and sustainability projects.

NS said Raglin will be responsible for integrating sustainability practices into daily operations to achieve efficiencies, control costs, generate revenue and reduce the company’s impact on the environment.