Railway Age’s new virtual seminar, Young Professionals, is the rail industry’s first-ever conference for young executives looking to advance their careers.
On May 11, we brought together “fast trackers” in the freight, passenger and supply sectors. Our speakers — including some of the industry’s younger chief executives and recipients of our 25 Under 40 Awards — shared their experiences and described how you can grow in your own career.
How is the rail industry attracting and retaining top young talent? What are the industry’s immediate and long-term needs? What are the most promising growth sectors? Why should you make a long-term career out of the rail industry?
Young Professionals, now on demand, delves into career opportunities in several key rail industry sectors:
- Communications/Signaling/Information Technology/Digitalization
- Mechanical (Locomotives & Cars, Maintenance & Overhaul, AI, Digitization)
- Marketing and Service Design
- Engineering (Maintenance-of-Way)
- Plus: Maximizing the Benefits of Networking, Mentorship, and Other Resources
Jack HellmannGenesee & Wyoming
Tomeka Watson BryantNew Orleans Public Belt Railroad
Brad RobertsonCanadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC)
Daniel DelgadoMTA Metro-North Railroad
Leena WadherCanadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC)
Natalie LiggettSiemens Mobility, Inc.
Cary Pickerell Jr.R.J. Corman Railroad Company
Cait HicokFreight Rail Industry Professional
Vance BatchelorProgress Rail, a Caterpillar Company
Martin RitterStadler US, Inc.
Will GeigerRailroad Financial Corporation
Nick LittleMichigan State Center for Railway Research & Education
more speakers to be announced
Sponsorships are available for all Railway Age events. For more information, contact Jonathan Chalon at [email protected], 212.620.7224.
Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].
12:30 p.m. Webcast Player Opens
1:00 p.m. Welcome!
1:05 p.m. Keynote
John C. Hellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Genesee & Wyoming
1:25 p.m. Sponsor Spotlight – Edna A. Rice Executive Recruiters, Inc.
Debbie Taylor, Executive Recruiter
1:35 p.m. Railway Age’s 25 Under 40 Awards
Nick Little, Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research & Education, Michigan State University
1:40 p.m. Communications/Signaling/Information Technology/Digitalization
Mohit Bhat, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Innovation, CN (Railway Age Under 40)
Vance Batchelor, General Manager—Signal, North America, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company (Railway Age Under 40)
Moderated by Nick Little, Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research & Education, Michigan State University
2:10 p.m. Mechanical (Locomotives and Cars, Maintenance and Overhaul, AI, Digitization)
Brad Robertson, Vice President-Mechanical Car at Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) (Railway Age Under 40)
Michelle Stewart, Senior Manager, Special Projects—Locomotive Fleet and Facilities, Metrolink (SCRRA) (Railway Age Under 40)
Cait Hicok, Freight Rail Industry Professional, Formerly with The Greenbrier Companies (Railway Age Under 40)
2:40 p.m. Maximizing the Benefits of Networking, Mentorship, and Other Resources
Leena Wadher, Director of Human Resources, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC)
Qiana Spain, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Amtrak
3:00 p.m. Marketing and Service Design
Tomeka Watson Bryant, General Manager, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (Railway Age Under 40, Railway Age Women in Rail)
Martin Ritter, CEO, Stadler US, Inc. (Railway Age Under 40)
3:20 p.m. Engineering (Maintenance-of-Way)
Cary Pickerell, Assistant Vice President of Engineering—South, R.J. Corman Railroad Company (Railway Age Under 40)
Daniel Delgado, Engineer—Special Projects, MTA Construction and Development – Metro-North Railroad Business Unit (Railway Age Under 40)
3:40 p.m. Finance
Natalie Liggett, Senior Director of Finance, Customer Service North America, Siemens Mobility, Inc. (Railway Age Under 40)
Will Geiger, Senior Vice President, Railroad Financial Corporation
4:00 p.m. Closing
Dan Smith, CEO, Watco Companies LLC
4:20 p.m. Final Thoughts
4:25 p.m. Event Ends
On May 11, we’re bringing together “fast trackers” in the freight, passenger and supply sectors. Our speakers — including some of the industry’s younger chief executives and recipients of our 25 Under 40 awards — will share their experiences and describe how you can grow in your own career.