2022 Rising Stars Recognition

Nominate a Rising Star


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 2022 Rising Stars through a celebration in summer 2022.


Rising Stars Sponsorship

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

Celebrate the recipients of Progressive Railroading's 2021 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. This year, the Rising Stars will be honored during an event to be held in summer 2022.

Learn More

2022 Rising Stars Timeline

MAR 1 Nomimation process closes
APRIL 22 Honorees will be notified
SUMMER ‘22 Rising Stars Event
SEPT ‘22 Honorees will be featured in the magazine


Nomination Process Julie Sneider
414-228-7701 ext 517

Logistics Amy Brown
414-228-7701 ext 458

Sponsorships and Advertisement Kirk Bastyr

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Rising Stars

Past Honorees

Presented By

Progressive Railroading