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New Orleans railroad names Sleeth director of business development

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) earlier this month appointed Jared Sleeth director of business development.

In the role, he manages NOPB's relationships with its industry customers and Class I business partners. In addition, he's responsible for marketing the short line's service, promoting opportunities for new business and assisting in planning and service design, NOPB officials said in a press release.

Sleeth joined the railroad's management team in 2015 as a trainmaster and spent nearly a year in the transportation department before taking up his latest role.

Previously, Sleeth served as Union Pacific Railroad's manager of yard operations in Parsons, Kan. His experience at the Class I ranged from high-volume main line operations to local customer service, NOPB officials said.

Sleeth worked in the trucking and warehousing industry before starting his railroad career.

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