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People News: CN, NS, Bluejay Capital, STV

The CN Board of Directors appointed Roberta Louise Jamieson and Murray Sinclair as Co-Chairs of the Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC); Norfolk Southern (NS) elevated Frank Voyack to Vice President of Government Relations, succeeding Marque Ledoux; Bluejay Capital Partners hired Pierre-Luc Mathieu as Managing Partner; and STV promoted Paul Menaker to Vice President.

Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl

Cowen Surveys Find ‘Encouraging’ Shipper Business Outlook

Two first-quarter 2021 surveys of rail shippers on pricing and business outlook as well as equipment needs conducted by Cowen and Company analysts Jason Seidl (Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor), Matt Elkott and Elliot Alper indicate that, compared with the previous quarter, Class I railroad customers are anticipating somewhat higher rate increases, and a slight decline in new railcar demand.

Jim Squires, Chairman, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern

CEO PERSPECTIVE: Building the Digital Railroad of the Future

As part of a special series in Railway Age’s March 2021 issue, 11 North American railroad CEOs address the daunting challenges the freight rail industry faces as the 21st century enters its third decade—from operations and technology to marketing and growth. Here, Jim Squires, Chairman, President and CEO of Norfolk Southern, covers unlocking the power of Big Data, advancing automation and empowering its workforce.