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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

Board of Directors

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

Jack Dail

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS)

104 E Fairview Avenue, #281
Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 425.818.8240

Carrie Foor

North American Rail Shippers (NARS)

Executive Director

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

Phone: 331.643.3369

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

Doug Lumry

Musket Corporation

GM Crude & Rail Operations

10601 North Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Phone: 405.302.6785

Scott McCalla

North East American Rail Shippers (NEARS)

26 Hillcrest Road
Rutland, VT 05701

Phone: 802.779.1413

William R. Schauer

Dunham Transportation LTD


P.O. Box 357
Wayne, IL 60184

Phone: 630.513.6700

Jason Seidl

Cowen & Co.


599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 646 562 1404

Tom Surma


Manager Transportation Services

5 Westbrook Corporate Center
Westchester, IL 60154

Phone: 847.405.2400

Naomi Takeuchi

Southeast Association of Rail Shippers (SEARS)

6000 Fairview Road, Suite 1200 
Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone: 919.522.0909

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

Shanon Wiley

International Paper

Rail Manager

6400 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38197

Phone: 901.419.7594


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