The National Association of Railway Business Women (NARBW) has elected Melanie Bennett McKim as its 40th President.
McKim, who has worked for Amtrak for more than 28 years and is currently Senior Business System Specialist for the Southern Region, started her career as a Statistical Clerk and held many positions as a TCU (Transportation Communications International Union)-represented employee before moving into a supervisory role and then into management. She spent her first 21 years with Amtrak at the Beech Grove Maintenance Facility in Indiana before moving to Central Florida. Her home base is currently at the Amtrak Auto Train Mechanical Offices. She resides in Debary, Fla.
McKim has been on the NARBW National Board for 12 years, holding such positions as Convention Chairman, District Director, Welfare Chairman, Scholarship Chair, 2nd Vice President, and 3rd Vice President. She is the association’s first President from Amtrak.
NARBW, founded in 1925, “exists to stimulate interest in the railroad industry, particularly among women; foster cooperation and better understanding within the industry and its affiliates; create good public relations for the railroad industry; further educational, social and professional interests of its members; and undertake charitable, benevolent and social welfare projects.”