Thursday, March 24, 2016

NS names new VP Human Resources, Audit Committee Chair; Horn retires

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Ann A. Adams has been named Vice President Human Resources at Norfolk Southern Corp., 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 NS 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 NS, 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 an NS 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.

Additionally, NS’s Board of Directors has elected Amy E. Miles to serve as Chair of its audit committee, effective at the corporation’s 2016 annual meeting of shareholders, said James A. Squires, NS Chairman, President and CEO.

Miles succeeds Karen N. Horn, who is retiring from the board effective that same date.

“Norfolk Southern is fortunate to benefit from such dedicated and independent directors,” Squires said. “We thank Karen for her expansive expertise and steady guidance, and we appreciate Amy’s many contributions as we implement our strategic plan to enhance operating efficiencies, reduce costs, drive profitability, and support long-term growth.”

Miles has served as an NS director since 2014 and will continue to serve as a member of the board’s finance and risk management committee. She has served as CEO of Regal Entertainment Group Inc., the largest movie theater company in the U.S., since 2009. Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of the company. Miles joined Regal Cinemas Inc. as Senior Vice President Finance in 1999 after working with Deloitte & Touche LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She serves as a director of Regal Entertainment Group Inc. and Townsquare Media Inc.

Horn has served as an NS director since 2008. She has been a partner with Brock Capital Group since 2003. She served as President of Private Client Services and Managing Director of Marsh Inc., a subsidiary of MMC, from 1999 until her retirement in 2003. She is a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Horn serves as a director of T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds, Simon Property Group Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company. She is Vice Chairman of the U.S. Russia Foundation, Vice Chairman of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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