EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, UP
Beth F. Whited
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Whited was appointed executive vice president and chief human resource officer in August 2018. In this position, she is responsible for the human resources and labor relations functions and will lead the company’s employee engagement culture initiatives.
Whited served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer since November 2016. She previously led the Chemicals business for four years and served as vice president of the railroad’s National Customer Service Center. Since joining Union Pacific in 1987, she has held a variety of executive roles in Strategic Planning, Investor Relations, Finance, and Marketing and Sales, including president of subsidiary Union Pacific Distribution Services.
Whited is a member of the Humanities Nebraska Board, Lauritzen Gardens Board and the University of Denver Transportation Institute (DTI) board. She was a founding member and former president of Union Pacific’s LEAD (Lead, Educate, Achieve, Develop) women’s initiative.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. She and her husband Kelvin have three children.