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KCS promotes Godderz to SVP, chief legal officer

Adam Godderz, KCS SVP, chief legal officer and corporate secretary
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Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) board yesterday announced the promotion of Adam Godderz to senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. 

Godderz will oversee the railroad’s legal departments in the United States and Mexico. 

Previously, Godderz was general counsel and corporate secretary, VP of labor relations and associate general counsel and corporate secretary. He joined KCS in 2007 as associate general counsel, supporting sales and marketing, purchasing and financial transactions.

“Over the last year as general counsel and corporate secretary, Adam has continued to demonstrate strong leadership skills and exceptional talent as a lawyer and advisor to the CEO and board of directors, as well as the leader of the legal department,” KCS President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Ottensmeyer said in a press release.

Prior to joining the company, Godderz served as a procurement attorney for Embarq Corp.’s commercial law department, and an associate in the corporate law department for Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP.

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