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The League of Railway Women (LRW) has named Ontario Northland President and Chief Executive Officer Corina Moore the Outstanding Woman of the Year.Moore was honored yesterday at the general session of the RSI/CMA 2018 Rail Expo and Technical Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.Co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading, the annual award recognizes a woman in the rail industry who demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity and guidance in a leadership role within her professional railway field; is innovative, a problem-solver and overcomes challenges; and brings consistent excellence to her organization and surrounding community."Under Corina's leadership as the first female president and CEO of a major Canadian railway, Ontario Northland underwent the most significant transformation in its history," said LRW Vice President Amanda Patrick in a press release. Moore joined Ontario Northland in 2005 as director of the telecommunications division. In 2010, she became chief operating officer and vice president of the refurbishment division. In that role, she directed several external remanufacturing contracts and secured two of the largest contracts in the history of Ontera, the telecommunications division of Ontario Northland.Moore was named the railroad's president and CEO in 2014. Since then, she has focused on turning a century-old company into a modern workplace focused on cost reduction, revenue growth, customer service excellence and a culture of continuous improvement, LRW officials said. She also initiated Moving Forward, a program that focused on achieving long-term sustainability, improving efficiency and promoting the value of the organization's transportation expertise, they added.Recently, Moore was the first woman to be appointed to the Railway Association of Canada's (RAC) board."Corina is a strong advocate for rail, providing outreach, public speaking and presentations at various conferences and industry events throughout North America ensuring that the vital role of railways in this country is recognized and valued," said RAC President and CEO Marc Brazeau.Past LRW Outstanding Woman of the Year winners have included Transportation Technology Center Inc.'s Lisa Stabler, MTA Metro-North Railroad's Anamaria Bonilla, Metrolinx's Mary Proc and Alaska Railroad Corp.'s Wendy Lindskoog.A call for nominations for the 2019 LRW Outstanding Woman of the Year award will open in spring 2019.
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