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BNSF names 11 board members

Yesterday, Burlington Northern Santa Fe stockholders elected 11 board members — including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Rose — at the railroad's annual shareholders meeting in Fort Worth, Texas.

The following were elected to one-year terms:
• Alan Boeckmann, chairman and CEO of Fluor Corp.;
• Vilma S.Martinez, a partner in law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson L.L.P.;
• Marc Racicot, a partner in law firm Bracewell & Patterson L.L.P.;
• Roy Roberts, managing director of Reliant Equity Investors L.L.C.;
• Marc Shapiro, retired vice chairman for finance, risk management and administration for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.;
• J.C. Watts Jr., chairman of J.C. Watts Cos. L.L.C. and J.C. Watts Enterprises Inc.;
• Robert West, retired chairman of Butler Manufacturing Co.;
• J. Steven Whisler, chairman and CEO of Phelps Dodge Corp.;
• Edward Whitacre Jr., chairman and CEO of SBC Communications Inc.; and
• Michael Yanney, chairman of America First Cos. L.L.C.

Former director John J. Burns Jr., president and CEO of Alleghany Corp., did not seek re-election.

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