League of Railway Women makes new appointments
The League of Railway Women (LRW) has appointed new executive officers and elected six officers to its board of directors.
The LRW board appointed four new executive officers to lead the organisation:
- Tanis Peterson, Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Railway Association of Canada – President
- Amanda Trainor Patrick, VP Trade Shows & Member Relations, Railway Supply Institute – Vice President
- Susan Robertson, Managing Director, Virginia Rail Solutions, LLC – Secretary
- Jodi Heldt, Rail Customer Account Manager, Whiting Corp. – Past President
Six new members also were elected to the LRIW Board of Directors for three-year terms:
- Kathee Fisk, Sr. Customer Support Engineer, GE Transportation – Director
- Kari Gonzales, Executive Director – Business Services, Transportation Technology Center Inc. – Director
- Elizabeth Sands – Scholarship Chair
- Lisa Tackach, Business Development, Railroad Construction Company – Awards Chair
- Luisa Fernandez-Willey, Senior Economist, Association of American Railroads – Membership Chair
- Sarah Yurasko, Assistant General Counsel, Association of American Railroads – Director
“I am honoured to serve as LRW president this year, and excited to lead this fantastic team of executive officers and board members as we move forward with some exciting changes for the organisation,” commented LRW President Tanis Peterson.
“Our new board officers and members are ready to use their respective vision and talents to further our mission of expanding opportunities for women in the rail industry. These experienced industry leaders, who represent a cross-section of railroading disciplines, are committed to directing the League’s efforts – and we appreciate their contributions.”
Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women provides leadership and support for the personal and professional development of women at every level of their rail industry careers and railway-related business endeavours. Its mission is to create a forum within the rail industry that provides women with the opportunity to achieve a broader understanding of the railroad business.