Women in Rail 2017 – Allison Fergus, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc.

Written by Railway Age Staff
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Fergus joined Genesee & Wyoming in 2005 and not long after was named one of the youngest female General Counsels in the history of the U.S. rail industry.

She played a key role overseeing G&W’s acquisition of more than 80 companies in 21 transactions in North America, Australia and Europe, including the company’s acquisition of 45 railroads from RailAmerica in 2012. Her predominately female legal team annually handles 2,400 legal agreements across 122 companies, and she led the roll-out of G&W’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.

A mother of three, Fergus volunteers with her local Parent Teacher Organization, the Boy Scouts, and at a soup kitchen.


Click here to see the winners of the Women in Rail Award 2017 in the November 2017 issue of Railway Age.

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