Due to COVID-19 issues, the NARS 2020 Annual Meeting has been cancelled.  Join us in Chicago in 2021 – May 12-14, 2021


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.


Committee Chairman

Bruce C. Mann

NARS Second Vice President

Port of Houston Authority

Director, Freight Mobility

Awards Committee and City/Date Committee

Kate Luce

NARS Treasurer

Mississippi Export Railroad

President & Chief Executive Officer

Scholarship Committee

Patrick McGrath

NARS First Vice President

SMBC Rail Services

Vice President Leasing

Sponsorship Committee

John Meyers

NARS Secretary

DM Bowman Company

Marketing Committee

Board of Directors

Tim Atkinson

Stimson Lumber

President of Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers (PNWARS)

Gary Brown

Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers (PNWARS)

Susan Cox

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS)

Dale Diulus

Salt River Materials Group

President of the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS)

Bob Gerard

President of Southeast Association of Rail Shippers (SEARS)



Janet H. Gilbert

Fletcher & Sippel L.L.C.

Stefan Loeb

Watco Companies LLC

President of Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS)

Scott McCalla

North East American Rail Shippers (NEARS)

William R. Schauer

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS)

Jeffrey J. Usher

Association of American Railroads

Dennis Wilmot

Iron Horse Logistics

President of Northeast Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS)

Past Presidents

Richard Dodd

RDC Logistics


Ivan Olson

Longview Fibre Company

George Macko

Sco Pro

Allan Roach

Watco Companies


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