Norfolk Southern names six to senior management positions
NORFOLK, Va., May 10, 2013
NORFOLK, Va., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Wick Moorman, chairman and CEO of
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), today announced the appointment of
James A. Squires as president, effective June 1. Squires currently is
executive vice president administration. In his new role, he will be
responsible for the corporation's administration, finance, law and corporate
relations, and planning and information technology divisions.
"Jim is a forward-thinking railroader and a well-tested leader," Moorman said.
"As president, he will ensure that Norfolk Southern stays at the forefront of
strategic planning, innovation, and financial performance."
Also effective June 1:
Cindy C. Earhart, currently vice president human resources, will become
executive vice president administration. "Norfolk Southern's work force is
well trained, customer focused, and above all safe. With Cindy in the lead
administration role, our customers and owners will continue to enjoy the
benefits of that competitive advantage," Moorman said.
Juan K. Cunningham, currently assistant vice president executive, will become
vice president human resources.
Effective July 1:
Daniel D. Smith, senior vice president energy and properties, has elected to
retire after 37 years with the company. "As an acknowledged expert in the
energy sector, and a strong proponent of coal as an energy source, Danny is
going to be keenly missed," Moorman said. "We are losing a true champion."
David T. Lawson, currently vice president industrial products, will become
vice president coal marketing.
Michael R. McClellan, currently vice president intermodal and automotive
marketing, will become vice president industrial products.
Jeffrey S. Heller, currently group vice president international intermodal,
will become vice president intermodal and automotive marketing.
Squires joined Norfolk Southern in 1992 and served in several law positions
before being named vice president law in 2003, senior vice president law in
2004, senior vice president financial planning in 2006, executive vice
president finance in 2007, and executive vice president administration in
2012. He holds degrees from Amherst College and the University of Chicago.
Earhart joined Norfolk Southern in 1985 as supervisor subsidiary accounting.
She served in key accounting and information technology positions before being
named vice president human resources in 2007. Earhart earned her degree from
the University of Missouri.
Cunningham joined Norfolk Southern in 1973 as a management trainee in
engineering. He served in positions of increasing responsibility in human
resources before being named assistant vice president human resources in 2010
and to his most recent position in 2012. He earned his degree from Grambling
Smith was named to his current position in 2003, where he was responsible for
coal marketing, real estate, and Norfolk Southern's Pocahontas Land
Corporation subsidiary. He started his railroad career in 1976 as a mine
inspector and is a registered professional engineer with degrees from Virginia
Tech and Bluefield College.
Lawson joined Norfolk Southern in 1988 as a sales representative and served in
various capacities in the automotive supply chain group and as president of
Modalgistics before becoming vice president industrial products. He holds
degrees from Louisiana State University and Wayne State University.
McClellan joined Conrail's general marketing and sales organization in 1985.
In 1998, he was named assistant vice president performance planning for
Norfolk Southern and became vice president intermodal and automotive marketing
in 2000. He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati and the University
After serving in various sales and marketing positions with container shipping
and intermodal firms in the U.S. and abroad, Heller joined Norfolk Southern's
intermodal department in 1994 as a marketing manager and has served as group
vice president international intermodal since 2004. He earned his degree from
All six senior management appointees are headquartered in Norfolk.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of
Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and
provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern
operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major
transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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