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July 2018



Rail News: People

Rising Stars: Jocelyn Hill, Conrail



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Jocelyn Hill, 39

Director of corporate affairs, deputy general counsel
Conrail

Job description: Acts as the public face of Conrail. In serving in this hybrid role, she is hands-on throughout projects, from providing the initial public outreach to lobbying for grant funding, to papering the transaction and handling media relations.

Education: International Baccalaureate at Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro; Bachelor of Arts in English at Kenyon College; J.D. at Dickinson Law School, Penn State

Nomination quote: "She has earned the respect of our operating department, showing enthusiasm and love for the industry and a can-do attitude. She has rebuilt Conrail's relationship with the public, media and government entities with whom we deal." — Jonathan Broder, Conrail

Describe your career path. Early in my career, I served as an attorney for a number of firms in the areas of insurance coverage and energy transactions in New York and Philadelphia before working for the city of Philadelphia Law Department. I was responsible for counsel and representation of numerous city officials, including the deputy mayor for transportation and public utilities, which helped propel my interest in transportation and eventually led me to Conrail.

How did you end up in railroading? It was a very happy accident. I was working on Philadelphia's version of the High Line— the Reading Viaduct — and I called a friend from CSX to see if he could connect me to the attorney who worked on the New York High Line deal. He connected me with Jonathan Broder from Conrail. That same afternoon, Broder called me and said he'd be happy to talk to me about the High Line, could I come to the office the next day, and would I bring my resume. I said "yes" and "yes."

What career accomplishment are you most proud of so far? Working alongside the city of Philadelphia, state legislators, my congressmen, the press and the community organizations located along our Richmond Industrial Track to plan and carry out a cleanup and securement of one of our most critical rail lines in Philadelphia.

What is a fun fact about you? I was born in Holland in a little place called Den Helder, which translates roughly to "Hell's Door."

What do you enjoy doing when you're off the clock? I love making art. I'm a mixed-media contemporary artist, currently specializing in works made of neon plastic and plexiglass.

Who has been the biggest inspiration in your career? I've been fortunate to have mentors in every stage of my career. Each one has been critical to me. Right now, I count myself very lucky for the railroad rabbis in my life.

Rising Stars 2018 Award Winners:


Scott Bannwart
Scott Bannwart

Florida East Coast Railway

Jeffrey Bennett
Jeffrey Bennett

District Department of Transportation


Jeffrey Brauner
Jeffrey Brauner

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Nick Edelen
Nick Edelen

R. J. Corman Railroad Group


Clayton Johanson
Clayton Johanson

BNSF Railway Co.

Xiang Liu
Xiang Liu

Rutgers University

Yifeng Mao
Yifeng Mao

MTA Long Island Rail Road


Victor Meyers
Victor Meyers

Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co.

Chad Mowery
Chad Mowery

Central Maine & Quebec Railway

Becca Nagorsky
Becca Nagorsky

Metrolinx


Przemyslaw Rakoczy
Przemyslaw Rakoczy

Transportation Technology Center Inc.

Amy Rice
Amy Rice

CSX Corp.


Joan Smemoe
Joan Smemoe

Railinc Corp.

Urszula Soucie
Urszula Soucie

Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association

Cyrenthia Ward
Cyrenthia Ward

Federal Transit Administration


Ann Waters
Ann Waters

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Cecily Way
Cecily Way

WSP USA

 



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