Monday, June 12, 2017

NEARS, Pittsburgh, draws near

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The Northeast Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set the agenda for its Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 26-28, 2017.

Among the featured speakers:

• Fiona Murray, Vice President Industrial Products, CN.

• Matthew Menner, Senior Vice President, Sales & Alliances, Transplace.

• Michael Rutherford, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Industrial Products, CSX Transportation.

• Robert Callahan, CEO, Ashtabula, Carson & Jefferson Railroad.

• Michael Lyons, EVP and Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking at The PNC Financial Services Group.

• Jim Plunkett, Director Rail Transportation, TMS International.

• Drew Nelson, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad.

• Dean Piacente, Vice President Intermodal Business Unit, CSX Transportation.

• Steve Neilsen, Senior Director Marketing & Sales, Ashland Railway Inc.

• Tony Hatch, Principal, ABH Consulting.

• Jason Seidl, Managing Director, Cowen and Company, and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor.

The meeting incorporates family participation through the NEARS Friends and Family Program. “Not only do those who come have access to the NEARS two breakfasts, lunch on Wednesday, dinner on Wednesday, and the two Networking Receptions, we also are working on a great outing for Wednesday afternoon,” the organization says. “This is all included in the Friends and Family Program price of $150 per person. As well, the golf outing at Meadowink Golf Course, Murrysville, Pa., at $99 per person, includes cart, food and beverages.”

Click HERE to register for the Fall Meeting. Rooms can be secured at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center by clicking HERE.

NEARS adds that Scholarship Applications are due June 30. Click HERE for more information.















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