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NS shakes up senior-level staff


On Dec. 1, Norfolk Southern Corp. announced a plethora of senior-level executive and organizational changes resulting from the railroad’s recent voluntary separation program for non-agreement employees and "activity value analysis" of workers’ tasks.

NS named:
• Senior Vice President of Administration James Hixon SVP, legal and government affairs, and Senior General Counsel James Squires vice president of law, reporting to Hixon;
• VP of Transportation Operations Tony Ingram SVP, transportation network and mechanical;
• VP of Transportation Services and Mechanical Mark Manion SVP of transportation operations;
• SVP of Financial Planning Kathryn McQuade SVP of finance, and Assistant VP of Corporate Accounting Marta Stewart VP and controller, reporting to McQuade;
• SVP of Corporate Services and Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications Inc. (T-Cubed) President Charles Moorman SVP of corporate planning and services, with continued responsibility for T-Cubed;
• SVP and Controller John Rathbone SVP of administration;
• SVP of Merchandise Marketing Donald Seale SVP of marketing services, with expanded responsibility for merchandise commodity groups, coal, automotive and MODALGISTICS;
• NS Development President Daniel Smith SVP of energy and properties, reporting to Seale; and
• VP of Marketing Services and International Robert Martinez VP of business development, reporting to Vice Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer L. I. Prillaman.

"I am pleased that the board of directors acted on these changes so that we can implement the benefits of these programs quickly, and move forward with a business plan that emphasizes growth and operational efficiency," said David Goode, NS chairman, president and chief executive officer, in a prepared statement.

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