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North Carolina Railroad, TNW make management changes


North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR) recently appointed Anna Moore vice president of economic development.

She most recently served the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, where she focused on business recruitment.

NCRR also named Megen Hoenk director of corporate communications and Donald Arant staff engineer.

Hoenk most recently was director of marketing and external affairs for the North Carolina Community College System Office, while Arant spent the past seven years at STV in various engineering capacities. Arant now will report to NCRR VP of Engineering and Planning Jim Kessler.

Meanwhile, TNW Corp. has named Cene Cooley chief engineer; Jason Love, director of business development; Clayton Kendall, manager of corporate development and property; and Brynn Moreland, general manager of TXNW Railway.

Most recently regional VP-Texas Division and VP of project development and estimating for Colo Railroad Builders, Cooley will report to TNW VP of Operations Jason Gill. Cooley previously was chief engineer of the Gulf region for Watco Cos. LLC and held various management positions in the rail industry.

Love — who most recently held various equity and senior executive positions at energy companies in Denver, Fort Worth and Houston — will report to TNW VP of Marketing and Sales Wade Hoffman. Love has more than 20 years of marketing and business operations management experience.

A former broker associate and analyst with Reynolds & Lapp Commercial, Kendall will report to TNW Chief Executive Officer Paul Treangen. Kendall is a licensed real estate broker with recent business development experience in the rail industry.

A TXNW Railway employee since July 2008, Moreland had served an interim GM since October 2014. He previously served the short line as a conductor, yardmaster and assistant GM.

TNW operates two other short lines — the TXGN and TXR railways — and three logistics centers.

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