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12/8/2006



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BNSF promotes Moreland to public affairs EVP, hires Nober to succeed Moreland in law department



Yesterday, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. announced it named Jeff Moreland executive vice president, public affairs and Roger Nober, EVP, law and secretary. The new appointments take effect Jan. 1. Both men will report to BNSF Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Rose.

Since 1995, Moreland has headed BNSF’s law department. Now, he will be responsible for federal and state government relations, corporate communications and economic regulatory policy.

From November 2002 to December 2005, Nober served as chairman of the Surface Transportation Board. For the past year, he has worked as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Steptoe & Johnson L.L.P., focusing primarily on transportation law and legislative matters. He also has served as counselor to the deputy secretary of transportation and chief counsel for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


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