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2020 Annual Meeting

March 4 - March 5

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Our annual conference, ‘2020 Precision Vision’, will be held at the Moody Gardens Hotel on Galveston Island, Texas, on March 4-5. We have a great agenda planned and are expecting a huge crowd. Hope to see you there!

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Registration List by Last Name  Registration List by Company  Golf Registration List

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We are also bringing back our vendor tabletop exhibition with the ‘2020 Showcase’, running concurrently with the conference on Thursday, March 5.

List of 2020 Showcase Exhibitors

Moody Gardens is completely sold out for the night of Wednesday, March 4th!

  •  There may be some limited availability on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.
  •  Please call Moody Gardens directly at 888-388-8484 to check availability and rates.


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Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Union Pacific Railroad

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Patrick Fuchs

Board Member; Surface Transportation Board

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Jim Wiesemeyer

Washington Analyst; Pro Farmer & Farm Journal

From his office near Washington, DC, Jim Wiesemeyer contributes daily to Pro Farmer’s online website at, providing members with the latest information on agricultural policy and trade developments. He also is a participant in Farm Journal’s Agri-Talk radio program,...

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Tommy Spaulding

Spaulding Companies

Tommy Spaulding is all about living and leading from the heart. His genuine love of people has led him to a lifetime of teaching others the value of building deep and lasting authentic relationships that will change their organizations and...

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Sam Kyei

Chief Economist; SAK Economics, LLC

  Sam is chief economist at SAK Economics, LLC. He was chief economist at BNSF Railway from November 2002 to April 2018, when he retired from BNSF after 30 years at the railroad. He is a certified business economist (CBE)...

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Clarence Gooden

President; CSX Corporation (Retired)

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Steve Bourque

President; Bourque Logistics

Steve Bourque graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983, spent two years in the Peace Corps in the Caribbean, and founded Bourque Logistics in Dallas in 1989. The company and staff of 85, now headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, serves...

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Ken Sherman

Vice President & General Manager; Intellitrans

Ken Sherman is Vice President and General Manager of IntelliTrans, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies. Ken has been with IntelliTrans since 2003 and has served as leader of the business since November of 2014. Prior to IntelliTrans, Ken was...

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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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March 4
March 5


Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554 United States
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(409) 741-8484


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