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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

Folu Adepitan

Kansas City Southern

Sr. Sales Executive

1610 Woodstead Court

The Woodlands, TX 77380

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

Mark Conley


Sr Vice President, Energy, Construction, and Metals

14221 N Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100

Dallas, TX 75254

Aaron Cummings

Petroleum Service Corporation

Director of Business Development

5055 Preston Avenue, Suite 101

Pasadena, TX  77505

Valerie Duque

BNSF Railway

Director Sales, Chemicals & Plastics

2360 Lou Menk Drive

Fort Worth, Texas  76131

Derry Falligant

Union Tank Car Co.

Vice President Sales - Western Region

22322 Grand Corner Drive
Suite 135
Katy, TX 77494

Jill Lumsden

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Rail Operations Manager

10001 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

James "J.J." Lund, Jr.

LJA Infrastructure, Inc.

General Manager

3600 West Sam Houston Parkway

Houston, TX 77042

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

SWARS Director

Gina Unerfusser

Westlake Chemical

Manager, Commercial Rail

2801 Post Oak Blvd.

Houston, TX 77056

Past Presidents

Doug Lumry

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

NA Rail, Equipment & Transloading Category Manager

Edmond, OK 73013

Susan Cox

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers

6614 Kirston Drive
Spring, TX 77389

Phone: 425-818-8240

Linda Turner

Americas Styrenics

Manager – Logistics Procurement

24 Waterway Avenue
Suite 1200
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 425-818-8240

Richard Dodd

RDC Logistics


8314 Medows Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Laurie Stiles

Marmon Rail and Leasing

Vice President Sales & Marketing - On-Site Services

3700 Kirby Drive

Suite 1200

Houston, TX 77098


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