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Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s board elects officers

Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s (OLI) board elected members and officers for two-year terms effective Jan. 1, 2016, the organization announced late last week.

Railroad consultant William Barringer was re-elected chairman, and Jo Strang, vice president for regulatory affairs at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, was elected vice chairman. Steven Neubauer, director of international safety for BNSF Railway Co., was re-elected secretary-treasurer.

Strang succeeds longtime vice chairman Clyde Hart Jr., who is leaving the OLI board after nine years of service. At its meeting, the board honored Hart's service to Operation Lifesaver and his 30-year in transportation and federal and regulatory affairs.

OLI board members renewing their terms for another two years were:
• Nicole Brewin, VP government affairs, Railway Supply Institute Inc.;
• Doniele Carlson, assistant VP corporate communications, Kansas City Southern Railway;
• Janice Cowen, state coordinator, South Carolina Operation Lifesaver and chair, OLI National Advisory Council;
• Shayne Gill, program director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials;
• Denise Gauthier, manager field safety support, BNSF;
• Nancy Hudson, state coordinator, Alabama Operation Lifesaver;
• Michael Logue, chief safety officer, Amtrak;
• Terry Ludban, representative, CSX Transportation;
• Mike Martino, senior director safety and operations, Association of American Railroads;
• Scott Sauer, assistant general manager of system safety, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority;
• John Simpson, senior manager grade crossing safety/compliance, Union Pacific Railroad; and
• Cayela Wimberly, grade crossing safety director, Norfolk Southern Corp.

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