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Progressive Railroading seeks Rising Stars nominations for 2023


Progressive Railroadingis calling for nominations for the 11th annual Rising Stars Awards, a recognition program for up-and-coming leaders in North America's railroad industry.

Progressive Railroading defines a Rising Star as someone under the age of 40 who is making a positive difference in his or her company, department or team, and is viewed by others — peers, colleagues, supervisors, clients or associates — as a rising star in the rail industry.

Progressive Railroading will select 25 Rising Stars and publish their profiles in the magazine's September issue. In addition, the Rising Stars of 2023 will be honored during a virtual celebration on July 26.

To be considered for the award, nominees must be younger than 40 years old on Sept. 1, 2023, and currently work in North America's rail industry. Rising Star candidates must be willing to participate in our process, answer questions from Progressive Railroading staff and supply a photo for publication.

To nominate a Rising Star, fill out this nomination survey. Explain in a detailed, written statement how the nominee goes above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the railroad industry.

Candidates will be considered for recognition based on qualities such as their contributions to railroading, career achievements, demonstrated leadership, education, training and professional association activity or community involvement.

The nomination deadline is March 3. Nominations submitted after that date will not be considered for recognition in 2023.

Questions? Email Senior Associate Editor Julie Sneider at