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Kansas City Southern honored for board diversity


Kansas City Southern has been recognized by the Women's Forum of New York for its efforts to diversify the makeup of its corporate board.

At an event yesterday, the Class I was honored for achieving at least 25 percent female representation on its corporate board. Twenty-five percent of KCS board members are women, according to a KCS press release.

At the forum's 2017 Breakfast of Corporate Champions, KCS was cited as a "corporate game changer" for its efforts.

"We congratulate KCS and their work towards achieving a greater gender balance in their boardroom," said Janice Reals Ellig, chief executive of The Ellig Group and chair of the Women's Forum of New York. "KCS knows that more women on boards is smart business and their continued success is an inspiration to others."

Meanwhile, Latino Leaders magazine's September/October issue recognized three Latino members of the KCS board. The magazine highlighted KCS directors Lu Cordova, Antonio Garza Jr. and David Garza-Santos among 100 Latino directors in its special 2017 Corporate and Board Edition.

"KCS embraces the tremendous value that comes from the diversity of our board and throughout the company, which is why we are so proud to be recognized by these two organizations," said KCS President and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer.

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