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Tracy Robinson Featured at Next-Gen Freight Rail 2024

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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Tracy Robinson, President and CEO of CN and Railway Age’s 2024 Railroader of the Year, is among the featured speakers at the Railway Age Next-Gen Freight Rail 2024 Conference. Robinson will discuss how the North American supply chain is changing, as well as its growth opportunities.

Robinson will take to the stage on March 12, 2024, at the Union League Club of Chicago, along with other industry leaders like CN Vice President of Engineering Brett Laing, Railway Track & Structures’ 2023 Engineer of the Year; Union Pacific (UP) President Beth Whited; UP CEO Jim Vena; Genesee & Wyoming CEO Michael Miller; and Norfolk Southern AVP Enterprise Data & Analytics Mabby Amouie. They will engage in informal “fireside chat” style conversations with Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures editors.

This year’s conference will include a special luncheon honoring Railway Age’s 25 “Fast Trackers” Under 40 award winners for 2024. Established in 2016, this annual award is presented to railroaders under the age of 40 in the United States, Canada and/or Mexico for making an impact in their respective fields or within their company.

Meet Tracy Robinson

Tracy Robinson

Robinson continues the sweeping leadership evolution the railroad industry has been undergoing for the past few years. She continues to break new ground, bringing fresh ideas and a perspective based on change, growth, and service. She is leading CN during challenging times, strengthening and transforming the company and solidifying its position in the North American and global supply chains. While she brought many years of experience to CN, including leadership positions at Canadian Pacific and in Canada’s energy sector, she is dedicated to developing a new generation of railroaders from diverse backgrounds.

Robinson was named President and CEO of CN in February 2022 following more than 30 years in Canada’s railroad and energy industries. She joined CN from TC Energy, where she was Executive Vice President, and President of Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and Coastal GasLink. Prior to joining TC Energy, Robinson spent 27 years at Canadian Pacific, including in executive roles spanning Commercial, Operations and Finance. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. Among many honors, she was named the 2023 New CEO of the Year by The Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine.

Supporting Organizations

Railway Age’s Next-Gen Freight Rail 2024 Conference is supported by the following sponsors: CN (gold), Piper (gold), RECO (gold), TrinityRail (gold), Plasser American (luncheon), 4AI Systems (case study), Herzog (registration), RailWorks (energy break), Amsted Digital Solutions (bronze), Genesee & Wyoming (bronze), the Michigan State Center for Railway Research and Education (bronze), Union Pacific (bronze), The Greenbrier Companies (bronze), TransmetriQ, a Railinc Brand (bronze), and Edna A. Rice Executive Recruiters (morning coffee break).

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