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2019 Annual Meeting

February 27 - February 28

The-Woodlands-Woodway-Marriot

Save the dates, February 27 – 28, 2019, to attend SWARS’ 2019 Annual Meeting

Agenda  Meeting Registrants – Last Name Meeting Registrants – Company Alpha
RR101 Course Syllabus

Our meeting was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in The Woodlands, TX on February 27-28, 2019.

We had 735 registered attendees, our largest meeting in the history of SWARS.  Wednesday began with a golf outing at The Golf Trails at The Woodlands where our members competed on 36 holes.  (We sold out both courses.)  We also held our RR 101 Educational Course, Introduction to Railroad Operations; 78 registered to attend.

In addition to our meeting on Thursday, we also held a ‘Trade Show’ where 32 vendors, 3rd parties and others set up tables to promote their products and/or services throughout the day.

Thanks to all who particiated in our meeting; an extra special thanks for the 203 first time attendees!

We also want to thank our Sponsors; i.e. Annual, Event and Golf Sponsors for their generous contributions to SWARS.  We greatly appreciate their support!!

 

Event Speakers

Our lineup of speakers includes leaders in the rail transportation community!

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Dan Smith

Chief Executive Officer; Watco Companies

Dan Smith serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Watco Companies, LLC. As CEO, Dan oversees all aspects of the Watco portfolio and leads the development and execution of the strategy, leadership, and direction for Watco’s Customer-First, Team-Member driven, and...

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Kenny Rocker

Executive Vice President - Markeing & Sales; Union Pacfic Railroad

Kenny Rocker was appointed executive vice president Marketing and Sales in August 2018. He is responsible for the company’s four major business units: Agriculture, Energy, Industrial and Premium, including Union Pacific’s Mexico business. He also oversees the railroad's Customer Care...

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Anthony ' Tony' Hatch

Principal; ABH Consulting

Anthony “Tony” Hatch has been a senior transportation analyst on Wall Street for over thirty years, starting at major financial institutions (Salomon Brothers; Argus, PaineWebber, NatWest Markets) prior to starting his independent analyst/consultantcy in 1999, working with research sales partners...

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Kim Becking

Motivational Keynote Speaker; Momentum Motivation, LLC

Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy, fun and impactful motivational keynote speaker, change and leadership expert, executive coach and award-winning author who helps others build a Momentum Mindset® so they can conquer change, boost resilience and accelerate success no matter...

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David Morgan

Senior Vice President, Polymers & Specialties; Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

David E. (Dave) Morgan is Senior Vice President, Polymers and Specialties.  He came to this position in 2017 after spending the previous two years as the Senior Vice President of the Polymers business. Dave came to CPChem from Phillips Petroleum...

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Michael J Naatz

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer; Kansas City Southern Railway

Mr. Naatz is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU).  In this role, he is responsible for sales, marketing, customer solutions and business development activities.  Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, KCS is a...

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Jeff Lytle

President; CIT Rail

Jeff Lytle was appointed the incoming president of CIT’s Rail business, effective April 1, 2018.  Prior to the appointment, he was senior vice president in charge of leasing for CIT’s tank, plastic hopper and boxcar railcar portfolios. He joined CIT...

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Jeff Norwood

General Manager, Port Terminal Railroad

Jeff Norwood started his career in 1979 as a Switchman/Conductor with the Santa Fe Railroad. During his career with the Santa Fe and BNSF Jeff held various positions including Yardmaster, Trainmaster, Terminal Superintendent and Division Superintendent throughout the central and...

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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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Details

Start:
February 27
End:
February 28

Organizer

Jack Dail
Phone:
425-818-8240
Email:
swars@swrailshippers.com
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