REGISTRATION CLOSED for the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Antonio! NO WALK-UPS!

More Info Here! X
Loading Events

« All Events

2021 Annual Meeting

March 10 - March 11


REGISTRATION CLOSED for the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Antonio! No WALK-UP Registrations will be accepted!

 We must limit registration to the San Antonio meeting due to social distancing requirements. Sorry you missed out! Please consider attending SWARS 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, on September 29-30, 2021.

We have a limited number of spots left for golf. Please contact Golf Chairman, Logan Ortiz, for information. Email: or Phone: 214-202-8517.

2021 Annual Meeting on March 10-11, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas at the beautiful Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk!

Meeting Agenda  Spring Showcase Exhibitors

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

Golf Information

  • We have a limited number of spots left for golf. Please contact Golf Chairman, Logan Ortiz, for information. Email: or Phone: 214-202-8517.
  • We have TWO different formats at TPC San Antonio this year!
  • TPC Canyons Course will be a modified four-person scramble.
  • TPC Oaks Course format will be individual play; each player plays his/her own ball. Cart Path Only on the Oaks Course!

Golf Information & Directions

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-224-1234

  • Reserve your room directly with the hotel; use this link for SWARS Group Rate
  • If calling the hotel directly, reference SWARS and the meeting dates
  • Room rate is $219 per night
  • Cut-off date for the SWARS group rate is February 16, 2021
  • Valet and Self-Parking are available with in and out privileges


Pat Ottensmeyer Photo
Patrick Ottensmeyer

President and Chief Executive Officer; Kansas City Southern

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,...

Continue Reading
John Doggett Photo 1-21
John Doggett

Distinguished Senior Lecturer; McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

John Doggett is an award-winning Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin (UT).  John teaches MBA courses about entrepreneurship, global competition, and sustainability.  John is a member and Chair-elect of the...

Continue Reading
Alan Shaw Photo 1-21 Cropped
Alan Shaw

EVP and Chief Marketing Officer; Norfolk Southern Railroad

Alan Shaw is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation.  He has been with Norfolk Southern for 27 years and has held various positions within the company.  Alan served as Vice President-Intermodal Operations (2013-2015), Group Vice...

Continue Reading
Mike McBride Photo 1-21
Michael McBride

Partner; Van Ness Feldman

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 Journal of...

Continue Reading
John Miller

Group Vice President Industrial Products; BNSF Railway

John Miller was named group vice president, Industrial Products in July 2017. In this role, he has sales and marketing responsibilities for the $5 billion carload segment, including chemicals, crude oil and petroleum products, coal, building products, construction products, beverages,...

Continue Reading
James Cairns Photo 1-21 Cropped
James Cairns

Sr Vice President Rail Centric Supply Chain; Canadian National Railway

James Cairns was appointed Senior Vice-President, Rail Centric Supply Chain in April 2019. He oversees the execution and expansion of CN’s bulk and merchandise carload businesses, leading the commercial teams and non-rail operations in his supply chains, and adapting all...

Continue Reading
tony_hatch Speaker Web pic
Anthony ' Tony' Hatch

Principal; ABH Consulting

Anthony B. Hatch was honored by being named the 2019 North American Rail Shippers association (NARS) “Person of the Year”. Tony has been a senior transportation analyst on wall street for over thirty years, starting at major financial institutions (Salomon...

Continue Reading
Graham Brisben

Chief Executive Officer; PLG Consulting

Graham is the CEO and founder of PLG Consulting. He formed the business in 2001 following a successful logistics and supply chain career including experience in Class I and short line rail, bulk trucking, transloading and warehousing. Graham led teams...

Continue Reading


March 10
March 11


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


Susan Cox
Linda Turner
SWARS Rail Shippers

Want to Learn More About SWARS?

Please send us a message if you have any questions about SWARS memberships, scholarships and events. We would be happy to help!

Send Us A Message
Back to SWARS Home