Posts Tagged ‘NS vice presidents’

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 New Operations VP

February 14, 2021

Norfolk Southern has appointed Hunt Cary as vice president of operations efficiency.

He will begin his duties Feb. 15 and report to Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn.

Cary has 28 years of experience in the railroad industry and most recently served as vice president of intermodal operations at Union Pacific.

He previously worked at NS as rail terminal superintendent in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cary began his railroad career at NS in 1993 as a transportation management trainee.

In 2003 he became a superintendent of Canadian National’s Michigan zone, eventually becoming vice president of supply-chain solutions.

He was hired by UP in 2018 as assistant vice president of service and strategy.

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 Names 2 as Vice Presidents

March 28, 2018

Norfolk Southern has named two new vice presidents, Michael R. McClellan and Claude E. “Ed” Elkins, effective April 1.

McClellan will become vice president strategic planning and report to NS CEO James A. Squares.

Elkins will become vice president industrial products and report to NS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Alan H. Shaw.

McClellan joined Conrail’s general marketing and sales organization in 1985.

In 1998, he was named assistant vice president performance planning for Norfolk Southern, became vice president intermodal and automotive marketing in 2000, and vice president industrial products in 2013.

He holds an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and a degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

Elkins joined Norfolk Southern as a brakeman in 1988. After serving as a conductor and an engineer, he received a degree in English from Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia (now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise).

He then joined the NS marketing department as pricing coordinator and subsequently served in positions in the intermodal and automotive group, and currently serves as group vice president industrial products.

Additionally, Elkins earned a master’s in business administration degree from Old Dominion University.

NS VP Calls for Infrastructure Invesment

March 29, 2017

A Norfolk Southern vice president recently called for making transportation infrastructure investment a priority during a conference in Florida.

Darrell Wilson, NS vice president of government relations, said the federal government should make infrastructure its top priority followed by some form of deregulation and tax reform.

He spoke to the Jaxport Logistics & Intermodal conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Wilson spoke during a panel session. His panel expressed skepticism about the Trump administration’s calls for trade protectionism, but said that U.S. businesses could benefit from a renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement.

NS Restructures Duties of 2 Vice Presidents

April 23, 2015

Norfolk Southern has announced that Bruno Maestri and Robert E. Martίnez will assume additional responsibilities following the retirement of F. Blair Wimbush, the railroad’s vice president of real estate and corporate sustainability officer.

NS CEO Charles “Wick” Moorman said in a news release that the changes, which become effective on May 1, are part of Norfolk Southern’s ongoing program of executive development and will support the railroad’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and expand its market opportunities.

Maestri, vice president government relations and corporate communications, will become vice president government relations, corporate communications, and corporate sustainability officer.

Based in Washington, D.C., his responsibilities include federal legislative and regulatory affairs, state relations, community affairs, and corporate communications, in addition to the new responsibilities relating to NS’ sustainability programs to improve locomotive fuel efficiency and emissions, energy use, land conservation, waste management, and water conservation.

He joined NS in 1995 and served in several positions relating to environmental management and protection, and then public affairs, before being named to his most recent position in 2005. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia.

Martίnez, vice president business development, will become vice president business development and real estate.

Based in Norfolk, Va., his responsibilities will include business development, market research, ports and international, and industrial development, in addition to his new responsibilities relating to NS’ real estate services, including purchase, sale, and development of property; natural resource management; and projects associated with wire, pipeline, and fiber optics.

Martίnez rejoined NS in 1998 and served in several marketing positions before being named to his most recent position in 2003.

Earlier, he had worked at NS for a year before serving a four-year stint as Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation. He holds degrees from Columbia and Yale.

Wimbush leaves after 35 years with NS and its predecessors and is credited with leading the company’s successful efforts to adopt an enterprise-wide, results-driven approach to moderating its effect on the environment. He became vice president of real estate and corporate sustainability officer in 2007.