Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) announced today that its board of directors has approved new responsibilities for Vanessa Allen Sutherland and Michael Farrell, effective Aug. 16:
- Michael Farrell is senior vice president operations and mechanical.
- Vanessa Allen Sutherland is senior vice president government relations and chief legal officer.
Squires continued, “Today’s actions strengthen the alignment between our organization and the goals of our strategic plan. These expanded roles underscore the board’s confidence in the direction set by Mike and Vanessa, and in their abilities to lead the company to greater success in the future.”
Farrell joined Norfolk Southern in 2018 as SVP transportation. He has led the company’s efforts to transform its service offering and field operations by building on a railroad career that comprises three decades of transformative operations experience at four Class I railroads. In his new position, Farrell reports to the chief operating officer.
Allen Sutherland joined Norfolk Southern in 2018 as vice president law. She was named senior vice president and chief legal officer in April 2019. Before Norfolk Southern, Allen Sutherland held various government and corporate legal positions, including CEO and chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and chief counsel with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. In her new position, Allen Sutherland reports to the chief executive officer.
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 is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.
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