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2024 Annual Meeting Chicago

April 30 - May 2

NARS Session 2

The NARS 2024 Annual Meeting took place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk over April 30 – May 2, 2024.

Final Attendee List

NARS welcomed the following keynote speakers to our stage in 2024:

Katie Farmer, CEO, BNSF Railway
Tracy Robinson, President & CEO, Canadian National Railway
Jim Vena, CEO, Union Pacific

These industry experts also presented during NARS’ 2024 Annual Meeting:

Arthur Adams, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CSX
Carla Ewing, Senior Vice President of Service Assurance, Watco
William H. Galligan, Author, Vision Accomplished
Tony Hatch, Analyst, abh consulting
Ian Jefferies, President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Railroads
Richard Kloster, President, Integrity Rail Partners
Mike McClellan, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Norfolk Southern
Terry McDermott, Director of Supply Chain – North American Rail, Bunge
Martin J. Oberman, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board
David Shannon, General Manager, RailPulse
Paul Titterton, Executive Vice President & President, Rail North America, GATX
Robert Zmudka, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, GATX

NARS 2024 Agenda


Tony Hatch, abh consulting

Dick Kloster, Integrity Rail Partners

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-464-1000


April 30
May 2


Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Tracy Stein
NARS Rail Shippers

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