2020 Rising Stars Recognition Dinner

Monday, July 20, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

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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 2020 Rising Stars at a recognition dinner to be held Monday, July 20, 2020, in Chicago.


2020 Rising Stars Recognition Dinner



July 20, 2020

Chicago, Illinois


Rising Stars Sponsorship

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

Celebrate the recipients of Progressive Railroading's 2020 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 winners were acknowledged at a special dinner Monday, July 20, in Chicago, Illinois.

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2020 Rising Stars Timeline

FEB 27 Nomimation process closes
APRIL 10 Honorees will be notified
JULY 20 Rising Stars dinner to be held in Chicago
SEPT ‘20 Honorees will be featured in Progressive Railroading Magazine


Nomination Process Julie Sneider
414-228-7701 ext 517

Dinner Tickets and Logistics Amy Brown
414-228-7701 ext 458

Sponsorships and Advertisement Kirk Bastyr

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