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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.

Pat Ottensmeyer

President & Chief Executive Officer - Kansas City Sojuthern

Mr. Ottensmeyer is president and chief executive officer of Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU). He has served in this role since July 1, 2016. Mr. Ottensmeyer is also a member of KCS’ board of directors. Headquartered in Kansas City,...

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Todd Graetz

Director, Technology Services/Infrastructure - BNSF Railway UAS Program

Mr. Graetz is Director of Technology Services and leads Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s safety-focused use of unmanned aerial systems and advanced analytics. BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160...

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Jay Harbison

President and Founding Member of 4J Energy, LLC,

Jay Harbison, President and Founding Member of 4J Energy, LLC, was previously Senior Director for Sunoco Logistics.  Prior to Sunoco, Jay was Head of Crude Oil Logistics at EDF Trading in North America.  Jay has held a variety of Senior...

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Dan Gordon

Executive Vice President Business Development - Delek US Holdings

Dan Gordon is Executive Vice President Business Development at Delek US Holdings. Delek operates four refineries in the United States with a combined refining capacity of 300,000 bbls/day Dan is currently focused on leading Delek’s efforts with respect to Mexico....

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Paul Titterton

Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer - GATX Corporation

Paul Titterton is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for GATX’s North American railcar leasing business. In this role, he has responsibility for portfolio management, sales, customer service, structured finance, strategy, and marketing. Mr. Titterton has served in a...

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James M Foote

President & Chief Executive Officer - CSX Corporation

Mr. Foote, a senior executive with over 40 years of railroad industry experience in finance, operations and sales and marketing, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX in December 2017. Prior to this role, Mr. Foote served as...

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Sgt. Dakota Meyer

Medal of Honor Recipient - USMC

Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran, the recipient of the Medal of Honor – the military’s highest honor, and the New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most...

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Tony Hatch

Consultant / Analyst - ABH Consulting

AN TH O N Y  B.  H ATCH 155 WEST  68 TH   STREET APARTMENT 1117 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10023 PHONE (212)595-0458; MOBILE (917)520-7101 AB H 1 8 @ M I N D S P R I N G. C...

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Graham Brisben

CEO and Founder - PLG Consulting

Graham Brisben is the CEO and founder of PLG Consulting, which provides consulting and management services in strategy, supply chain, and logistics engineering focused on the industrial economy.  He formed the business in 2001 following a career in the railroad...

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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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Rocky Loessin

Business Implementation Manager - Kansas City Southern

Rocky will facilitate our Rail 501 Course, Mexico Cross Border Shipping Fundamentals.

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


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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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