The NARS 2023 Annual Meeting — we are returning to Chicago over May 24-26, 2023

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2023 Annual Meeting Chicago

May 24 - May 26


A New Era in Railroading!

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago over May 24-26, 2023! Registration, sponsorships and exhibit table purchases are NOW AVAILABLE!

Once again, in 2023, we will be partnering with the Traffic Club of Chicago to bring to you one of the premier networking opportunities in the rail shipping industry with our signature events being co-hosted on the same dates, in the same city and at the same hotel. Make your plans now to be with us!

Our speaker and panelist line up includes:

Arthur Adams, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, CSX
Katie Farmer, President & CEO, BNSF
Lance Fritz, President & CEO, Union Pacific
Rick Galvan, The Greenbrier Companies
Tony Hatch, abh Consulting
Adam Nordstrom, Principal, Viking Navigation
Dean Piacente, President & CEO, OmniTRAX
Jean Savage, CEO & President, Trinity Industries, Inc.
Alan Shaw, President & CEO, Norfolk Southern
Torri Stuckey, Head of Merchandise Marketing, CSX
Roger C. Tutterow, Ph.D., Professor, Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

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Preliminary Agenda

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Traffic Club of Chicago Golf & Dinner

Hotel Information
Marriott Marquis Chicago
121 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Book before May 1, 2023 to take advantage of our exclusive group rate of $289.

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NARS 2023 Annual Speaker Bios

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Adam Nordstrom

Principal, Viking Navigation LLC

Adam Nordstrom is a Principal with Viking Navigation LLC, based in Arlington, Virginia. Viking is a government relations consulting practice helping entrepreneurs and local governments navigate their dealings with the White House, federal agencies, and the U.S. Congress. Since 1999,...

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Alan Shaw

President and CEO, Norfolk Southern

Alan Shaw is President and Chief Executive Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation. Since 1827, Norfolk Southern has safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually,...

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Jean Savage

Chief Executive Officer and President, Trinity Industries

Jean Savage was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Trinity Industries in February 2020. She has served as a member of Trinity’s Board of Directors since November 2018. Ms. Savage is a member of the WestRock Board of Directors,...

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Katie Farmer

President & Chief Executive Officer, BNSF

Katie Farmer was named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021; she also leads BNSF’s Board of Directors. Katie has been with BNSF for 30 years, most recently serving as executive vice president and Chief Operations Officer since...

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Martin Oberman

Chairman, Surface Transportation Board

Martin J. Oberman was designated Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on January 21, 2021. Marty was sworn in as a member of the Board on January 22, 2019. He is serving in his...

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Roger Tutterow

Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University

Roger Tutterow is Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University where he holds the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair. His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial...

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Tony Hatch

Senior Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting

Anthony B. Hatch was honored by being named the 2019 North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) “Person of the Year”. Tony has been a senior transportation analyst on Wall Street for over thirty years, starting at major financial institutions (Salomon...

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May 24
May 26
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Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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NARS Rail Shippers

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