Norfolk Southern names Ann A. Adams vice president human resources
NORFOLK, Va., March 22, 2016 – Ann A. Adams has been named vice president human resources at Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC), effective April 1, 2016. She succeeds Juan K. Cunningham, who retired earlier this year.
Adams will be responsible for all employment planning and staffing, employee development, employee benefits, compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, and employee assistance programs and medical services. Her office is in Norfolk.
Adams joined Norfolk Southern in 2001 as a human resources manager and subsequently served in a number of HR roles, including recruiting, employee development, planning, and human capital management relating to SAP implementation. Since 2012, she has served as assistant vice president human resources. Before joining Norfolk Southern, Adams founded a business developing customized database applications for retail clothing sales businesses, and served as a product manager for a database application marketing company.
Adams holds a B.A. from Davidson College and Ph.D. from Rice University. In 2013, she completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Cunningham joined a Norfolk Southern predecessor railroad in 1973 and served in a wide variety of HR roles, retiring as vice president Jan. 31, 2016. His service included an assignment as assistant vice president executive office, where he coordinated administration of the chairman’s office.
About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.