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July 2016

Rail News: People

Rising Stars talk about success, offer advice for the next generation of railroaders


Earlier this year, Progressive Railroading announced the winners of the fourth annual Rising Stars Awards, which recognize people under the age of 40 who are making a positive difference in the North American railroad industry.

During a nomination process, Progressive Railroading readers submitted nearly 140 nominations of individuals who work for Class Is, regionals, short lines, passenger railroads, transit agencies, government agencies, academic institutions, engineering firms or suppliers.

This year's 20 honorees were chosen based on their contributions to the railroad industry, career achievements, demonstrated leadership, professional association activity or community involvement. Their achievements will be celebrated July 24 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.

Their stories are told here, and will be published in print in the magazine's September issue.

Rising Stars 2016 Award Winners:

Bernardo Ayala
Jeff Bernstein
Andrea Berry–Morris
Kristina Brevard
Matt Campbell
Allison Fayfich
Jon Gabriel
Greg Godfrey
Christopher Howard
Amanda Jones
Michael Keller
Gretchen Kostura
Jeremy Kramer
Leslia LeMaster Wilson
Mike Logan
Kylie McLaughlin
Kate O'Connor
Rapik Saat
Darin Selby
Jerry Vaughn



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