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NS appoints Sutherland VP law

Vanessa Allen Sutherland
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Norfolk Southern Corp. has named Vanessa Allen Sutherland vice president law.

Prior to joining NS, Sutherland served as chief executive officer and chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in Washington, D.C.

She also served as chief counsel with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; counsel and senior counsel with Philip Morris USA; and corporate counsel, senior corporate counsel, and vice president, deputy general counsel with Digex Inc.

Sutherland began her new role yesterday. She reports to John Scheib, executive vice president law and administration.

"Sutherland's experience in the transportation, technology and manufacturing sectors, along with her extensive experience in regulated and regulatory roles, will bring valuable knowledge and fresh insights to the Norfolk Southern team," said Scheib in a press release.

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