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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

Melba Aguilar

APG Polytech USA

North American Logistics Manager

2001 Timberloch Place, 5th Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Robin Arnold

Solvay Chemicals

Logistics Specialist - Terminal Manager

3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 800
Houston, TX  77098

Brendan Camey

BNSF Railway

Director Sales, Chemicals & Plastics

2360 Lou Menk Drive

Fort Worth, Texas  76131

Mark Conley


Sr Vice President, Industrial Sales & Leasing

2525 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

Derry Falligant

Union Tank Car Co.

Vice President Sales - Western Region

22322 Grand Corner Drive
Suite 135
Katy, TX 77494

Jennifer Fussell

Kansas City Southern

AVP Chemical & Petroleum

1610 Woodstead Court
Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Jill Lumsden

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Rail Operations Manager

10001 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

James "J.J." Lund, Jr.

LJA Builds, Inc.

General Manager

2929 Briarpark Drive, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77042

Bruce Mann

Port Houston

Director, Freight Mobility

111 East Loop North
Houston, TX 77029

Anil Nath

Phillips 66

Manager, Rail Contracting & Operations

2331 City West Blvd
Houston, TX 77042

Logan Ortiz

LLEAD Services, LLC

Managing Partner

P. O. Box 181779

Dallas, TX 75218

Phone: 214-202-8517

Roger Pederson

Sawtooth Caverns, LLC

VP, Business Development, Refined Products

2900 North Loop West Freeway, Suite 1250

Houston,  TX  77092

Edna Rice

Edna Rice Executive Recruiters


1500 Marina Bay Drive
Suite 125
Box 3390
Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565

Marty Russell

Union Pacific Railroad

Senior Business Director

24125 Aldine Westfield Road
Spring, TX 77373

Steve Schaefer

Martin Marietta

Director Logistics

1503 LBJ Freeway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75234

Gina Unerfusser

Westlake Chemical

Manager, Commercial Rail

2801 Post Oak Blvd.

Houston, TX 77056

Past Presidents

Linda Turner

Americas Styrenics

Manager – Logistics Procurement

24 Waterway Avenue
Suite 1200
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 425-818-8240

Susan Cox

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers

6614 Kirston Drive
Spring, TX 77389

Phone: 425-818-8240

Richard Dodd

RDC Logistics


8314 Medows Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Laurie Stiles

Targa Resources, Inc.

Director NGL Domestic Commercial Transportation

1000 Louisiana Street
Suite 4300
Houston TX 77002


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