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Meet Our Board

NARS Leadership is comprised of industry leaders representing rail shippers, railroads, ports, and industry partners. Our Board member dedicate their time and talent to helping the NARS organization foster network and education for our rail shipper and railroad members across North America.


Past Presidents

Richard Dodd

RDC Logistics


14080 Palm Dr., Ste 135
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Phone: 760.309.2487

Ivan Olson

Longview Fibre Company

George Macko

Sco Pro

Allan Roach

Watco Companies

Board of Directors

Terry Allen

Southeast Association of Rail Shippers

Executive Director

6000 Fairview Road, Suite 1200 PMB#113726
Charlotte, NC 28210

Phone: 904-631-9337

Tim Atkinson

Stimson Lumber

Vice President Sales

Phone: 503-478-1540

Gary Brown

Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers (PNWARS)

1980 Willamette Falls Dr. #120-282
West Linn, OR 97068

Phone: 503.656.4282

Susan Cox

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers

Executive Director

6614 Kirston Drive
Spring, TX 77389


Phone: 425-818-8240

Dale Diulus

Salt River Materials Group

Senior VP, Pozzolan


Phone: 480-850-5757

Carrie Foor

North American Rail Shippers (NARS)

Executive Director

40W815 S. Bridle Creek Dr.
St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 331.643.3369

Bob Gerard




Phone: 919-622-9361

Janet H. Gilbert

Fletcher & Sippel L.L.C.


Counsel to the Board Committee

29 N. Wacker Dr., Ste 920
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312.252.1507

Scott McCalla

North East American Rail Shippers (NEARS)

26 Hillcrest Road
Rutland, VT 05701

Phone: 802.779.1413

William R. Schauer

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

Executive Director

P.O. Box 357
Wayne, IL 60184

Phone: 630.513.6700

Jason Seidl

Cowen & Co.

Managing Director, Industrials - Airfreight & Surface Transportation

Phone: 646 562 1404

Tom Surma


Manager Transportation Services

Phone: 847.405.2400

Jeffrey J. Usher


AVP Business Services

AAR Liason to the Board Committee

425 Third St., SW Ste 1000
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: 202.639.2370


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