The 2015 Rising Star finalists were chosen based on their contributions to railroading, career achievements, education, demonstrated leadership, professional association activity and/or community involvement. The 2015 honorees were profiled in Progressive Railroading's September issue.
Manager, Corporate Development
Senior Project Manager
Executive Vice President
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Americas
Railtech Welding & Equipment
Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer
RailTEC, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
General Director – Process Improvement
Union Pacific Railroad
Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Development and Training
King County Metro Transit
Senior Sustainability Manager
Secretary and General Counsel
Providence & Worcester Railroad Co.
Northeast Corridor Program Manager Federal Railroad Administration
Director, Safety and Environment
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
Project Manager – Freight Rail/Transit
Stacy & Witbeck
Vice President – Business Development
Rocla Concrete Tie Inc.
Manager of Transportation
Dakota Gasification Co.
Manager, Capital Projects
Senior General Attorney
BNSF Railway Co.