2017 Rising Stars Recognition Dinner

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
St. Louis, MO

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About Progressive Railroading's Rising Stars

Progressive Railroading has been reporting on workforce development in the railroad industry for the past several years. In 2013, we set out to discover not only how rail businesses are trying to recruit and retain new railroaders, but who some of the industry's up-and-comers might be. As a result, the "Rising Stars" program was launched to identify individuals under the age of 40 who already are making a difference in the rail industry.

The magazine defines a "Rising Star" as someone under 40 years of age who has made, or is making, a positive impact on his or her company, organization, department or team, and is viewed by others — peers, colleagues, supervisors, clients or associates — as an up-and-coming leader in the rail industry.

We will celebrate the 2017 Rising Stars at a recognition dinner to be held Sunday July 23, 2017 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

2017 Rising Stars Honorees

The 2017 Rising Star finalists were chosen based on their contributions to railroading, career achievements, education, demonstrated leadership, professional association activity and/or community involvement. The 2017 honorees will be profiled in Progressive Railroading's September issue.

 
Arthur Adams Jr.

Arthur Adams Jr.
CSX


Winnie Chang

Winnie Chang
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Nick Chodorow

Nick Chodorow
Belt Railway Co. of Chicago



Joshua Engel-Yan

Joshua Engel-Yan
Metrolinx


Laura Fotiou

Laura Fotiou
Amtrak


Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon
National Transportation Safety Board



Matthew Hipwell

Matthew Hipwell
CN


Travis Kelly

Travis Kelly
Texas Central Partners LLC


Darrell Krueger

Darrell Krueger
BNSF Railway Co.



Michael Lefevre

Michael Lefevre
Brightline (All Aboard Florida)


Michele Malski

Michele Malski
Short Line Safety Institute


Julie Mink

Julie Mink
Tealinc Ltd.



Myat Ohn

Myat Ohn
HNTB


Annka Robinson

Annka Robinson
Dallas Area Rapid Transit/Trinity Railway Express


Danielle Ross

Danielle Ross
Spectrum Inc.



Amanda Stahlnecker

Amanda Stahlnecker
HDR Inc.


Mike Stickel

Mike Stickel
Lake State Railway Co.


Sarah Touey

Sarah Touey
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon



Stu Towner

Stu Towner
Watco Cos. LLC


Matthew Walicki

Matthew Walicki
AECOM


 



View past honorees   2013 2014 2015 2016

2017 Rising Stars Dinner


 

To celebrate the 2017 Honorees Progressive Railroading will host a dinner during the American Association of Railroad Superintendents Annual Conference on Sunday, July 23. The dinner will be a great way to network and celebrate with this impressive group of "rising stars".




 

Sunday, July 23

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway,
St. Louis, MO 63108

 


Rising Stars Sponsorship

Add Some Extra Twinkle to Progressive Railroading's Rising Stars Celebration with a Sponsorship

Celebrate the recipients of Progressive Railroading's 2017 Rising Stars awards with the purchase of a Rising Stars sponsorship. The event recognizes individuals — under the age of 40 — who are making positive contributions to the rail industry. The winners will be acknowledged at a special dinner Sunday, July 23, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

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2017 Rising Stars Timeline


 
DEC 8 Nomimation process opens
FEB 17 Nomimation process closes
MARCH 31 Honorees will be notified
JULY 23 Honorees Dinner to be held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO.
SEPT ‘17 Honorees will be featured in Progressive Railroading Magazine
 

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