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Meet Our Board

SWARS leadership is comprised of senior executives who represent industry and carrier partners from across the Southwest region. We are indebted to these leaders who are dedicated to the growth and success of the organization in service to our members.


Board of Directors

Robin Arnold

Solvay Chemicals

Logistics Distribution Specialist

3737 Buffalo Speedway; Suite 800
Houston, TX  77098

Phone: 713-525-6558

Mark Conley


Sr. VP of Sales - SW Region

2525 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: 214-589-8712

Ashley Curry

BNSF Railway

Director Sales

2360 Lou Menk Drive, MOB 3

Fort Worth, Texas  76131

Phone: 713-525-6558

Derry Falligant

Union Tank Car Co.

Vice President Sales - Western Region

22322 Grand Corner Drive
Katy, TX 77494

Phone: 281-206-9116

Jennifer Fussell

Kansas City Southern

AVP Sales

1610 Woodstead Ct, Ste 425
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 281-465-5622

Jill Hodges

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Rail Operations Manager

10001 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 832-813-4451

Brandan Huff

Westlake Chemical

Director, Transportation & Logistics

2801 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-585-2549

Bruce Mann

Port of Houston Authority

Director, Freight Mobility

PO Box 2562
Houston, TX 77252

Phone: 713-670-2641

Anil Nath

Phillips 66

Manager, Rail Contracting & Operations

2331 City West Blvd
Houston, TX 77042

Phone: 832-765-1581

Logan Ortiz

TGB Group, LLC

Project Engineer

8911 Groveland Drive

Dallas, TX  75218

Phone: 913-704-9654

Roger Pederson

Covia Corp

Director - Logistics, North America

2829 Technology Forest Drive, Suite 100

The Woodlands,  TX  77381

Phone: 346-250-9921

Edna Rice

Edna A. Rice Executive Recruiters


6750 W Loop South, Suite 735
Bellaire, TX 77401

Phone: 713-667-0406

Marty Russell

Union Pacific Railroad

Senior Business Director

24125 Aldine Westfield Road
Spring, TX 77373

Phone: 281-350-7175

Steve Schaefer

Martin Marietta

Director Logistics

1503 LBJ Freeway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75234

Phone: 972-647-3866

Lory Whitley

The Tauber Companies

VP, Business Development

55 Waugh Drive, Suite 700
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-576-8295

Tali Wilkinson

Martin Resource Management

Manager of Rail Transportation

4200 Stone Road
Kilgore, TX 75662

Phone: 903-983-6221

Past Presidents

Richard Dodd

RDC Logistics


14080 Palm Drive Ste D-PMB 135
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Phone: 760-309-2487

Laurie Stiles

Targa Resources, Inc.

Director NGL Domestic Commercial Transportation

1000 Louisiana St, Ste 4300
Houston TX 77002

Phone: 713-584-1312

Linda Turner

Americas Styrenics

Manager – Logistics Purchasing

24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 1200
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 832-616-7880


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