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Kansas City Southern promotes Walczak, Parkerson, Godderz


Kansas City Southern yesterday announced the appointments of Michael Walczak to vice president mechanical, Maquiling Parkerson to vice president labor relations and Adam Godderz to associate general counsel and corporate secretary.

Effective immediately, the appointments were made for professional advancement and organizational development, KCS officials said in a press release.

"Mike, Maqui and Adam are all outstanding performers in their various roles with the company, so we are pleased to support their professional advancement, while building bench strength for succession planning," said President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Ottensmeyer.

Walczak joined KCS in 2008. Most recently, he served as VP strategic operational planning, a position he has held since 2016. Previously, he served as VP financial planning and analysis, and VP purchasing.

Parkerson most recently served as associate general counsel, a position she has held since 2016 when she joined the company. Previously, she was a commerce and corporate attorney for Norfolk Southern Corp.

Godderz joined KCS in 2007 as associate general counsel and supported sales and marketing, purchasing and financial transactions. Most recently, he served as VP labor relations and corporate secretary, a position he had held since 2015. He was appointed to corporate secretary in 2013.

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