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League of Railway Industry Women seeks 'Outstanding' nominees


The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) is seeking nominations for its 2008 "Outstanding Woman of the Year" award. Any woman who works in the North American rail industry is eligible to receive the award, which is co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading.

What is LRIW looking for, nomination information-wise? The person's name, railroad affiliation, address and phone number; your name (as nominator), address and phone number; your reason(s) for nominating the individual; the nominee's background information (including the year she began working in the rail industry, plus other rail background information of hers that you can share); and any additional industry affiliations.

The award recognizes an individual's dedication, commitment, and contribution to the railroad industry. Last year, LRIW presented the award to Donna Acors, CSX Transportation's general manager of customer service.

Applications can be downloaded from the group's Web site ( and emailed to LRIW President Kathy Keeney at You also can fax nominations to her at 410-788-0746 or mail them to: Kathy Keeney, Publisher, Rail Group, Commonwealth Business Media, 702 White Oaks Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21228.

For more information, call 410-788-0376. The LRIW will accept nominations through Aug. 1. The winner will be recognized during the League's 11th Annual Luncheon in Chicago Sept. 23 during the Railway Supply Institute Inc.'s Annual Convention and Technical Conference of the Coordinated Mechanical Committees.

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