Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) announced organizational changes within its Finance Division, effective June 1, 2020. Jason Zampi will become Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, a new department. Clyde “Jake” Allison, Jr. will become Vice President and Controller, with responsibility for all accounting functions. Chris Neikirk will become Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations. The three will report to NS Chief Financial Officer Mark George.
Zampi currently is Vice President and Controller. He has been with NS for nine years, serving in leadership roles with finance, treasury and accounting. Prior to joining NS, he was a senior manager with KPMG LLP.
Allison currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer. He has been with the company for 26 years, with roles of increasing responsibility in audit and compliance, material management, accounting and treasury. He began his career as a manager with KPMG LLP.
Neikirk currently is Assistant Vice President Finance, Cost and Treasury. He has been with the company for 26 years, progressing through roles in marketing, energy and properties, finance, treasury and the chairman’s office. Pete Sharbel, current Director Investor Relations, will report to Neikirk in this new role.
“As we continue to implement our strategic plan and push toward a 60% operating ratio, we are enhancing our finance organization to drive improved performance across our business,” said Mark George. “This new financial planning and analysis team will strengthen our capabilities for rigorous analysis, robust metrics and systematic competitive benchmarking. It will be an important contributor to our continuing effort to manage our assets well and control our costs. Norfolk Southern is fortunate to have talented, experienced leaders like Jason, Jake and Chris to help lead our company during this critical time of transformation.”