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2018 Annual Meeting

February 20 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm


Meeting & Golf Registration AgendaSan Antonio Registrations 2018San Antonio Golf Results 2018

RR 201 – Syllabus

RR 501 – Syllabus

Golf Outing and Sponsorship Information

Annual Sponsorship Form


Save the dates, February 20 & 21, 2018, to attend SWARS’ 2018 Annual Meeting!

Check back in early December for Agenda, Registration forms and other meeting information.

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

600 East Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 451-6167

We have set aside a block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, located on the San Antonio Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.  Our Group Rate is $209/night..  Rates are good from February 17 through February 22.  Group Rate Cut-Off Date is January 30, 2018.  Reservation requests made after the Cut-Off Date will be based on availability at Hotel’s prevailing rates.

SWARS Attendees staying at the Grand Hyatt will receive the following:

  • Complimentary Basic Internet Service for all guest rooms during their stay
  • $20.00 self-parking for overnight guests (regularly $29.00)

To make your Grand Hyatt San Antonio room reservations, click below.

Reserve Your Room

No event registration refunds after January 31, 2018.

Our Rail Class 501 is SOLD OUT!

Our Golf Outing is FULL; no more golf registrations are being accepted.

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Carl Ice

President & Chief Executive Officer; BNSF Railway

Carl Ice was appointed to his current position of president and chief executive officer for BNSF Railway on Jan. 1, 2014. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer since Nov. 1, 2010, with responsibility for day-to-day operations of...

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Jerry Charaska

Director, Mechanical Inspection Services - AllTranstek LLC

Jerry brings nearly four decades of experience to AllTranstek, including plant manager positions at Rescar's Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Hudson, Colorado repair facilities. His background includes the management of third-party client car inspection projects, startup operations, M-1002 and M-1003 certification...

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Richard Kloster

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer - AllTranstek LLC

Dick is the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at AllTranstek, LLC, a private transportation consulting company that provides fleet management, technical and strategic consulting services to the rail industry. Dick is also a Principle at FTR, where he...

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Michael McBride

Partner - Washington, DC; Van Ness Feldman

Professional Background Mike McBride focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiations involving transportation, energy, and environmental issues, as well as nuclear regulatory matters. Twice a former President of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals (ATLP), Editor-in-Chief of ATLP’s...

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Patrick Snow

International best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, publishing, speaking and book marketing coach.

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Jason Seidl

Managing Director, Industrials - Airfreight & Surface Transportation

Jason Seidl joined Cowen in 2013 as part of the acquisition of Dahlman Rose and covers air freight & surface transportation. Prior to joining Dahlman Rose in 2008, he spent nine years on Wall Street following freight transportation companies.  Throughout...

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Kenny Rocker

Vice President – Industrial Products - Union Pacific Railroad

Kenny Rocker is Vice President – Industrial with responsibility for marketing, sales and commercial strategies within the Marketing and Sales team.  Under Mr. Rocker's leadership, he helps customers and manufacturers improve their supply chain competitiveness in domestic and international markets....

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John Schmitter

President & Founder - KEP LLC

John is the President and founder of transportation consulting firm KEP LLC.  John works with industrial companies, energy producers, transportation companies and government agencies on transportation issues including transportation strategy, transportation rate and contract negotiations, rail cost analysis, rail and...

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February 20 @ 8:00 am
February 21 @ 5:00 pm


Jack Dail


Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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(210) 224-1234
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