Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced that its board of directors has elected William A. Galanko and John M. Scheib to new positions of responsibility, effective Oct. 1.
The board named Galanko executive vice president law and administration, and Scheib senior vice president law and corporate relations. In his new position, Scheib will have responsibility for law, government relations, and corporate communications, and will report to Galanko. As executive vice president law and administration, Galanko will have responsibility for human resources and labor relations, in addition to the areas reporting to Scheib.
CEO James A. Squires noted, “These appointments are components of an ongoing plan to ensure that Norfolk Southern is well-represented in all facets of our business, bringing value to our shareholders, superior service to our customers, and strong relationships with all of our partners.”
Galanko joined NS in 1990 as a tax attorney. He was named vice president taxation in 1999, vice president financial planning in 2005, vice president law in 2006, and senior vice president law and corporate communications in 2016. Galanko holds an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and law degrees from the College of William and Mary and Georgetown University.
Scheib joined NS in 2005 as general attorney and held positions of increasing responsibility in the NS law department, culminating in vice president law in 2016. Prior to joining NS, Scheib served as chief of staff and counsel to the chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and as counsel to the railroad subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Scheib holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Villanova University. In 2015, he completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
“Today’s announcement underscores the depth and breadth of skill in Norfolk Southern’s team,” Squires said. ”Shareholders, customers, and communities will continue to benefit from Bill’s and John’s efforts, and I look forward to working with them in their new roles.”
About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 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.
Tom Werner, 757-629-2710 (Tom.Werner@nscorp.com)
Clay Moore, 757-629-2861 (Clay.Moore@nscorp.com)