Kansas City Southern Monday announced the promotion of Warren K. Erdman from executive vice president corporate affairs to executive vice president administration and corporate affairs, effective April 1, 2010. Erdman will report to KCS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael R. Haverty.
In addition to his current responsibilities for the company’s federal, state, and local government and regulatory affairs, corporate communications, and community relations, Erdman will also have responsibility for the company’s administrative functions, including the legal department, claims, real estate, industrial development, facilities, and railroad police security functions in the U.S.
“Warren is a great administrator, civic leader, corporate image promoter,and absolutely critical member of KCS' executive team,” said Haverty.
Prior to joining KCS in 1997, Erdman served as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Christopher S. Bond of Missouri for 10 years. He also served Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft in 1985 and Missouri Gov. Bond between 1981 and 1984.