Friday, April 28, 2017

NS EVP and CFO Marta Stewart to retire

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Marta R. Stewart Marta R. Stewart Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Marta R. Stewart intends to retire effective Aug. 1, 2017, after a 34-year career.

Since joining NS in 1983 as an accountant, Stewart “has been instrumental in developing the company’s accounting systems and controls,” NS said in announcing her retirement. Prior to Stewart’s appointment as EVP and CFO in 2013, she assumed roles of increasing responsibility in finance and served as Vice President Accounting and Controller, and VP Finance and Treasurer. Stewart “has been a key strategic advisor to the NS CEO, agent for change throughout the company, and advocate for NS shareholders,” the railroad said.

NS said a search is under way search identify the company’s next CFO and will consider both internal and external candidates with the assistance of an executive search firm.

“Marta has made significant contributions to NS over the course of her career, most recently as one of the architects of our strategic plan,” said NS Chairman, President and CEO James A. Squires. “Her intimate knowledge of the railroad business, engagement with stakeholders inside and outside the company, and relentless focus on driving shareholder value has positioned NS for continued success. On behalf of the board and management team, I thank Marta for her service and wish her the best in retirement. We look forward to Marta’s continued leadership as we conduct our CFO search and execute an orderly transition to her successor.”

“I am very proud of the company’s accomplishments during my tenure and the progress we have made in implementing our strategic plan,” said Stewart. “I will miss working with a great leadership team and talented employees, and am confident that NS is on track to achieve its objectives as it becomes an even stronger, more profitable railroad.”




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