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2019 Annual Meeting

May 16, 2019 - May 18, 2019

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NARS 2019 Annual Meeting – San Antonio

May 15-17, 2019


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Don’t miss out on this exciting program which tackles today’s important issues and kicks off with Keyote Speaker Carl Ice, AAR Chairman and President and CEO of BNSF.

Wednesday, May 15:  Registration opens at 3 p.m. and Opening Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16:  Meeting begins with 7 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Meeting at 8 a.m.

Friday, May 17:  Meeting opens with 7 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Meeting at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Agenda to come. NARS W-9

Cancellation/Refund Policies:

Conference Registration. Conference registrants canceling registration on or before April 24, 2019 will receive a full refund of the conference registration fee. No refunds will be issued after April 24, 2019.


Hotel Information

The Westin Riverwalk Hotel is located in the heart of San Antonio along the Riverwalk.

420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

T 210.444.6113

Secure your special rate of $209/night by reserving your room by April 26, 2019.

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Group Rate Cut-Off Date is April 26, 2019


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Event Speakers

More biographies to come soon.

Dan Sullivan

Director of Research and an Executive Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Daniel G. Sullivan is director of research and an executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He oversees the Bank's research in monetary policy, banking and financial markets, microeconomics and regional economics. In addition, he has supervisory...

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Dan Elliott

Partner, Conner & Winters

Daniel R. Elliott was presidentially appointed to two terms in 2009 and 2015 on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent economic regulator of the freight railroad industry, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate both times.  He was...

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Ivan Zenovic

Senior Vice President Sales, HUB Group

Ivan Zenovic Senior Vice President of Sales for Hub Group BRIEF BIO: Ivan Zenovic is Senior Vice President of Sales for Hub Group, a $4 billion transportation management company that provides multi-modal solutions throughout North America, including intermodal, truck brokerage...

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James Squires

AAR Chairman, and Chairman, CEO and President of Norfolk Southern

Association of American Railroads Chairman, and Chairman, President and CEO of Norfolk Southern. Jim Squires is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), a FORTUNE 500 transportation company whose railroad operates across 20,000 miles in...

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John Cruickshank

Consul General Chicago, Canada

John Cruickshank serves as Canada’s Consul General in Chicago with accreditation to Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, northwest Indiana, and Kansas City Metro. Previously, Mr. Cruickshank enjoyed a distinguished career in newspapers and television in both Canada and the United States. He...

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John Scheib

Executive Vice President Law and Administration and Chief Legal Officer, Norfolk Southern

John Scheib is Executive Vice President Law and Administration and Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation, where he has worked since 2005 in various roles, including as Sr. VP Law and Corporate Relations and as Vice President Law. Prior...

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Kevin Day

Senior Director, Field Technology and Data Analytics for Canadian National Railway

Kevin Day is the Senior Director, Field Technology and Data Analytics for Canadian National Railway, based in Homewood, Illinois.  In this position, he leads a cross functional operations team that evaluates and implements new field technologies and provides business expertise...

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Linda Bauer Darr

President, ASLRRA

Linda Bauer Darr is the President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.   Prior to leading ASLRRA, Ms. Darr worked with every major mode of transportation either as an advocate or a government official. Most recently, Ms....

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Martin Caro

Trade & Investment Commissioner ProMexico

Trade and Investment Commissioner ProMexico

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Matt Sturges

Deputy Administrator

Mathew Sturges is Deputy Administrator of the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). In that role, Mr. Sturges is a key member of the FRA’s senior executive management team responsible for helping lead the agency’s safety regulatory...

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Matthew Menner

SVP Strategy, Transplace

Mr. Menner brings more than 20 years of direct transportation and logistics industry experience to Transplace. During his tenure he has led the field sales organization, developed and executed extensive alliance programs and managed industry analyst relations for Transplace. He...

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Michael W. Johnson

President & CEO, NSSGA

NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson serves as the lead advocate for the stone, sand and gravel industry. Johnson is responsible for the strategic development and execution of the association’s advocacy mission in the areas of industry promotion, membership...

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May 16, 2019
May 18, 2019


Westin San Antonio
420 West Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
(210) 224-6500


Carrie Foor
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