Railway Age Young Professionals 2024

Railway Age Young Professionals
May 9, 2024 - May 9, 2024 | Virtual Conference | Start time: 1pm ET, End time: 4:15pm ET
Fast Tracking Your Career

Event Info

Railway Age’s free virtual seminar, Young Professionals, delivers vital information to young executives looking to advance their careers.

On May 9 at 1pm ET, we’ll bring together “fast trackers” in the freight, passenger and supply sectors. Our speakers — including recipients of our 25 Under 40 Awards — will share their advice and allow you to learn from their experiences.

Panel members will discuss:

  • Steps they’re taking to bring younger professionals into the railroad industry.
  • Recruitment and career development advice.
  • Industry perspectives on both freight and passenger rail.
  • How Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT will continue to change the industry.

Join us for the live broadcast to ask speakers your own questions!

Speakers Include

Keith Creel

President & CEO, CPKC

Richard Andreski

President & CEO, Trinity Metro

Carole Michelucci

Chief Talent Officer, CN

Valerie Green

Deputy Chief of Human Resources, New Jersey Transit

Rick Holmes

AVP & Chief Security Officer--Technology, Union Pacific

Marcellous Grigsby

Sr. Safety Specialist, WMATA

Abagail Barman

Assistant Project Dir., Amtrak

Monica Coria

Sr. Mgr., Railroad & Real Estate Services, SCRRA/Metrolink

Dr. Anish Poudel

Principal Investigator II-NDE, MxV Rail

Jeff Necciai

CTO, Duos Technologies, Inc.

Lucas Conrad

Senior Manager of Rail Safety Training, Watco

Dr. Nii Attoh-Okine

Chair, Leader of the Digital and Cyber Railway Engineering and Operations Center, UMD

Nick Little

Director, Railway Education, MSU

Allen Zarembski

Prof. and Dir. of the Railroad Engineering & Safety Program, University of Delaware

Marybeth Luczak

Exec. Editor, Railway Age

Carolina Worrell

Sr. Editor, Railway Age

Sponsorships
Sponsorships are available for all Railway Age events. For more information, contact Jonathan Chalon at [email protected], 212.620.7224.

Contact Us
Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].

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All times are ET. Program subject to change.

Viewers of the live broadcast can submit questions for our presenters.

12:30 PM
Webcast Portal Opens
 
1:00 PM
Broadcast Begins – Welcome!
Railway Age Editors

1:05 PM
Opening Session
Keith Creel, President & CEO, CPKC
in conversation with Railway Age editors

1:25 PM
Innovation Spotlight presented by CPKC
 
1:35 PM
Standing Out from the Crowd
Carole Michelucci, Chief Talent Officer, CN
Valerie Green, Deputy Chief of Human Resources, New Jersey Transit
in conversation with Railway Age editors

1:55 PM
Passenger Rail Perspectives
Gail Barman, Assistant Project Director, Amtrak (Railway Age 25 Under 40 Honoree, 2024)
Monica Coria, Senior Manager, Railroad & Real Estate Services, SCRRA/Metrolink (Railway Age 25 Under 40 Honoree, 2024)
Marcellous Grigsby, Prevention and Mitigation Specialist, WMATA (Railway Age 25 Under 40 Honoree, 2024)
in conversation with Railway Age editors

2:25 PM
Building Skills, Broadening Perspectives
Nii Attoh-Okine, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, Professor & Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Allen Zarembski, Professor & Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, University of Delaware
in conversation with Nick Little, Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research & Education, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

2:45 PM
AI and Chat GPT Applications in Rail
Rick Holmes, Assistant Vice President & Chief Security Officer–Technology, UP
Jeff Necciai, Chief Technology Officer, Duos Technologies, Inc.
in conversation with Railway Age editors

3:05 PM
Innovation Spotlight

3:15 PM
Freight Rail Landscape
Dr. Anish Poudel, Principal Investigator II-NDE, MxV Rail (Railway Age 25 Under 40 Honoree, 2024)
Lucas Conrad, Senior Manager of Rail Safety Training, WATCO (Railway Age 25 Under 40 Honoree, 2024)
Additional speaker to be announced
in conversation with Railway Age editors

3:45 PM
Closing Speaker
Richard Andreski, President & CEO, Trinity Metro
in conversation with Railway Age editors

4:05 PM
Final Remarks
Railway Age Editors

4:10 PM
Webcast Ends

Sponsorships

Railway Age’s virtual seminar, Young Professionals, delivers vital information to young executives looking to advance their careers. On May 9, we’ll bring together “fast trackers” in the freight, passenger and supply sectors. Our speakers — including recipients of our 25 Under 40 Awards — will share their advice and allow participants to learn from their experiences.

Target your innovative products and services to those who are quickly advancing to the top of their fields.