Norfolk Southern (NS) has promoted three executives, effective July 1: Nabanita Nag, Jason Morris and Wai Wong. All will be part of the Law Division.
Nabanita Nag will become Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Office, overseeing NS’s Law, Government Relations, and Audit & Compliance, as well as the Corporate Secretary’s office. She served most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, positions to which she was elevated in March 2022. Nag joined NS is August 2020 as General Corporate Council.
“By bringing our Law, Government Relations, and Audit & Compliance teams together under Nabanita’s leadership, we strengthen alignment across these departments as we engage with stakeholders on issues of importance to our company and the nation’s economy,” NS President and CEO Alan Shaw said.
Jason Morris will take on the role of Vice President Law, following service as Vice President Labor Relations since June 2021. He joined the NS Law Division in 2010, handling safety, labor and employment issues, and later moved to the Class I railroad’s Safety & Environmental department, serving as System Director Safety before being promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2018.
“Jason is a skilled lawyer and effective leader who returns to the Law department with strong institutional knowledge and a broad range of experiences at NS,” Shaw said. “His experience in Labor Relations will be especially valuable in his new role.”
Wai Wong will succeed Morris as Vice President Labor Relations. He joined NS in 2015 as Assistant General Solicitor, handling labor and employment law, and has risen through the ranks to become Counsel, Technology and Strategic Communications, and Director Employee Experience. Wong is currently Assistant Vice President Human Resources (HR).
“Wai’s legal background, coupled with his experience in Human Resources, position him well to lead our Labor Relations team,” Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer Annie Adams said. “During his time in HR, Wai has focused on enhancing the employee experience and driving engagement—including important efforts to support our Operations Division and craft railroaders.”
“These moves enhance the leadership of our Law Division, strengthen our ability to deliver long-term shareholder value, and demonstrate our deep bench of executive talent,” Shaw said.