TNW Corporation promotes Bobby M. Franklin to Vice President of Transportation and appoints Joey Evans to Director of Business Support and Development. Also, Burns White LLC welcomes J. Roy Nunn to its Railroad Law practice group as Counsel.
TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers in Texas, announced on Aug. 25 the promotion of Bobby M. Franklin to Vice President of Transportation, effective immediately.
According to TNW Corporation, Bobby’s responsibilities include “leading TNW’s strategic performance of the company’s suite of railroad holdings, as well as leading corporate safety.” He reports directly to CEO Paul Treangen.
Bobby’s 18 years of rail industry experience includes Director of Railway Operations for TNW Corporation, General Manager at TNW Corporation-owned TXNW Railway, Vice President of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), Chief Transportations Officer at the NOPB, and Superintendent and Terminal Manager at CSX Transportation.
“Bobby’s leadership skills and vision will successfully grow TNW’s short line railroad business,” said Treangen.
Additionally, TNW Corporation has appointed Joey Evans to Director of Business Support and Development, effective immediately. Evans will also report directly to Treangen.
According to the company, Joey’s responsibilities include “building corporate relationships, which support customers, communities and economic development initiatives.” He will also provide internal support through customer data analysis and technology liaison.
Prior to his appointment, Evans served as Director of Customer Success for TNW Corporation in Dallas, Texas, since 2017. His 19 years of rail industry experience includes various roles at Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), GE Transportation and Genesee and Wyoming.
Burns White announced on Aug. 18 that J. Roy Nunn would join the firm on September 1, 2022, as Counsel in the firm’s Railroad Law practice group. Nunn joins Burns White from CSX Transportation, where he served as Assistant General Counsel for nearly 20 years. He will be associated with the firm’s New York office.
“Nunn is an accomplished legal counselor, advocate and change agent, providing thought leadership, subject matter expertise, and oversight for process-driven systems and case management, to optimize litigation results and efficiencies, and mitigate enterprise risk,” Burns White stated in a release announcing the appointment.
Prior to his role at CSX, Nunn served as Resident Managing Partner for the law firm Anspach, Meeks & Nunn in Buffalo, New York, where he was accountable for the creation of a regional office and management and business growth. He was appointed First Chair Trial Lawyer on several seven-figure and punitive exposure cases, Burns White said.
“We are incredibly excited to have J.R. join our firm,” said T.H. Lyda, Co-Chair of Burns White’s Railroad Law practice group. “Nunn is one of the premier thought leaders on legal writing strategy in the industry and we are looking forward to offering his unique skill set to our clients.”