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2015 Rising Star Honorees

The 2015 Rising Star finalists were chosen based on their contributions to railroading, career achievements, education, demonstrated leadership, professional association activity and/or community involvement. The 2015 honorees were profiled in Progressive Railroading's September issue.


Progressive Railroading's Rising Stars 2015 Honorees
 




Francois Belanger

Manager, Corporate Development
CN



Todd Blaylock,

Senior Project Manager
HNTB Corp.



Jonathan Chastek

Executive Vice President
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway




Oliver Dolder

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Americas
Railtech Welding & Equipment



John Riley Edwards

Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer
RailTEC, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Stefan Loeb

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Watco Cos.




Jessica Moore

General Director – Process Improvement
Union Pacific Railroad



Amanda Nightingale

Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Development and Training
King County Metro Transit



Celia Ann Pfleckl

Senior Sustainability Manager
Amtrak




Charles Rennick

Secretary and General Counsel
Providence & Worcester Railroad Co.



Kaleigh Reyes

Account Executive
GE Transportation



Rebecca Reyes-Alicea

Northeast Corridor Program Manager Federal Railroad Administration




Bruno Riendeau

Director, Safety and Environment
VIA Rail Canada Inc.



Curtis Shogren

Plant Superintendent
CSX Transportation



Alanna Strohecker

Project Manager – Freight Rail/Transit
AECOM




Keith Tarkalson

Project Manager
Stacy & Witbeck



Brett Urquhart

Vice President – Business Development
Rocla Concrete Tie Inc.



Tara Vesey

Manager of Transportation
Dakota Gasification Co.


 


Lexie Walker

Manager, Capital Projects
Metra



Adam Weiskittel

Senior General Attorney
BNSF Railway Co.

 


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