Railway Age announces winners of inaugural Fast Trackers contest

Written by Carolina Worrell
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After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corporation, have selected the winning 10 in Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Under 40 contest.

The 10 finalists will be featured in Railway Age’s February issue and celebrated at the annual Railroader of the Year Dinner, which will take place on March 15, 2016 in Chicago honoring Railway Age’s 53rd Railroader of the Year—BNSF President and CEO Carl R. Ice.

Entries, who had to be under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1, 2016, came from freight/passenger railroads, suppliers and consultants/contractors and were judged on criteria that included industry experience and education, leadership skills, industry contributions, and community service involvement.

In alphabetical order, Railway Age’s 2016 Fast Trackers are:

Joe Brosseau, TTCI

Josh Connell, G&W

Anthony Fazio, SEPTA

Dave Hill, Amtrak

Erich Leonard, New York Air Brake

Daniel Lyons, Conrail

Torrey Swan, CP

Katie Theis, HNTB

Roquita Coleman-Williams, CN

Caroline Woyer, Norfolk Southern

Runners Up:

Benjamin Banks, BNSF

Rachael Crandley, Conrail

Sarah Drane, Union Pacific

Timothy Francis, Herzog

Zachary Garner, VisioStack Inc.

Brian Hadley, Herzog

Steve Hart, Conrail

Darrell Krueger, BNSF

Nicole McGann, Metra

Justin Vonashek, Keolis Commuter Services

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