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NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 24, 2017 – The board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation has named six people to new positions and duties, announced James A. Squires, chairman, president, and chief executive officer.
Effective Feb. 1:
· Thomas G. Werner is vice president corporate communications and chief sustainability officer, Norfolk.
· C.H. “Jake” Allison, Jr., is vice president and treasurer, Norfolk.
· Susan S. Stuart is vice president audit and compliance, Atlanta.
· Bruno Maestri is vice president government relations, Washington.
Effective Mar. 1:
· Jerry W. Hall is vice president mechanical, Atlanta.
· Karol R. Lawrence is vice president network and service management, Atlanta.
“Today’s appointments reflect the deep strength and versatility of the Norfolk Southern management team,” Squires said. “Our owners, customers, and communities can have every confidence that their interests always will be first and foremost with these experienced railroad leaders.”
Werner joined Norfolk Southern in 1999 as director IT program management. He served in positions of increasing responsibility in the information technology department before being named vice president information technology in 2007. He was named vice president and treasurer, his most recent position, in 2013. Werner holds degrees from Princeton and University of Pennsylvania.
Allison joined Norfolk Southern in 1993 as manager audits. He served in audit and compliance, sourcing, and accounting positions before being named vice president and controller in 2009. He was named vice president audit and compliance, his most recent position, in 2013. Allison holds a degree from Virginia Tech.
Stuart joined Norfolk Southern in 1985 as an information technology developer. She served in information technology and accounting positions before being named assistant vice president accounting operations, her most recent position, in 2008. Stuart holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. In 2014, she completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Maestri joined NS in 1995 and served in positions relating to environmental management and protection, and then public affairs, before being named vice president government relations and corporate communications in 2005. He was named vice president government relations, corporate communications, and corporate sustainability officer, his most recent position, in 2015. Maestri holds degrees from the University of Virginia.
Hall joined Norfolk Southern in 1985 as a management trainee. He served in a wide range of transportation positions before being named vice president intermodal operations in 2013, and vice president network and service management, his most recent position, also in 2013. Hall holds a degree from the University of Alabama. In 2016, he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Lawrence joined Norfolk Southern in 2001 as director program management office. She served in planning and technology and strategic planning positions before being named assistant vice president information technology, her most recent position, in 2006. Lawrence holds degrees from Susquehanna University and Villanova University. In 2015, she completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Squires also announced the retirement of two Norfolk Southern executives.
· Donald D. Graab, vice president mechanical, Atlanta, retires after 39 years’ service.
· Frank S. Brown, assistant vice president corporate communications, Norfolk, retires after 38 years’ service.
“We thank Don and Frank for their contributions and dedication -- in the best Thoroughbred tradition -- to Norfolk Southern and those whom we serve,” Squires said.
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.