League of Railway Women

LRW presented Trinity Industries, Inc., President and CEO Jean Savage with the 2022 Railway Woman of the Year award at the 2023 NRC-REMSA Exhibition Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. (Photograph Courtesy of LRW via LinkedIn)
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People News: STB, LRW, IANA

Karen J. Hedlund has been designated Vice Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB). Also, the League of Railway Women (LRW) named Trinity Industries, Inc. President and CEO Jean Savage 2022 Railway Woman of the Year; and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has installed its 2023 Board of Directors and Officers.

From left to right: VP of Burns' Railroad and Transit Practice Tony Koltuv; Bentley Systems Chief Revenue Officer Brock Ballard; Bentley Systems Investor Relations Officer Eric Boyer; KCS LEAD–Operations and LRW Awards Chair Denise Williams; and Cummins Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Jim Fier.
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People News: Burns, Bentley Systems, KCS, SEPTA, Cummins

Tony Koltuv joins Burns Engineering (Burns) as Vice President of the company’s Railroad and Transit Practice. Also, Bentley Systems announces promotion of Brock Ballard to Chief Revenue Officer and Eric Boyer joining as Investor Relations Officer; The League of Railway Women (LRW) selects Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) LEAD–Operations Denise Williams as Awards Chair; the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) appoints Emmanuella Myrthil new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer; and Jim Fier retires from Cummins Inc. after 36 years with the company.

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‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event Set for Nov. 10; Are You Registered?

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference are headliners Tracy Robinson, President and CEO of CN; Katie Farmer, President and CEO of BNSF; Jenny Bush, President of Cummins Power Systems Business; and Jean Savage, CEO and President of Trinity Industries, Inc. Need more reasons to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.? Here are five.

LRW President Sarah Yurasko (fourth from right) is joined by LRW leaders at the 2022 Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Tex. (Photograph and Caption Courtesy of LRW)
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LRW Announces 2022-23 Board

The League of Railway Women (LRW) last month appointed its 2022-23 Board of Directors at the annual conference, which was held in conjunction with the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) 2022 Expo and Technical Conference in Fort Worth, Tex.

Sarah Taylor, Director of Business Systems Analysis at Kansas City Southern (left), and Jessica Harrisson have received scholarships from the League of Railway Women.
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LRW Announces Scholarship Recipients

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has selected the winners of a pair of scholarships—the Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship and the Future of Railroading Scholarship—for the 2022-23 school year.

Desiree Miller of Atlantic Railways uses a track gauge to take measurements during a University of Tennessee rail inspection and safety course. Miller received a Doug Golden Scholarship through the ASLRRA Short Line Education Fund to help pay for her training.
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Association Briefs: ASLRRA, LRW

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has expanded the types of training eligible for its Golden Scholarships. Also, the League of Railway Women’s (LRW) Board of Directors call for nominations ends Aug. 26.

The deadline to apply for the League of Railway Women’s (LRW) Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship and/or the Future of Railroading Scholarship is July 2.
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LRW Welcomes Scholarship Applicants

The League of Railway Women (LRW) is now accepting applications for a pair of scholarships—the Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship and the Future of Railroading Scholarship—for the 2022-23 school year.

CP’s Hoang Rejoins LRW Board

Janet Hoang, a Sustainability Coordinator with Canadian Pacific, has rejoined the League of Railway Women (LRW) Board of Directors as Parliamentarian, for the 2022-2023 term.

Malski Springs to Top LRW Member

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has named Michele Malski, LRW Director-At-Large and Founder and President of Succession Planning for Railroads Investing in the Next Generation (SPRING), as the organization’s 2021 Member of the Year.