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2022 Annual Meeting

March 15 - March 17


SWARS 2022 Annual Meeting was March 15-17, 2022, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.

Records were set all around, with 788 registered for the meeting, 288 golfers, and 50 Exhibitors in the 2022 Showcase Spectacular.  Thanks to all the sponsors, attendees, exhibitors, and golfers who participated and made the meeting a success!


2022 Annual Meeting Agenda 2022 Annual Meeting Presentations RR 201 Course Outline

FINAL Meeting Registrations by Last Name FINAL Meeting Registrations by Company FINAL Exhibitor List



Meet Our Speakers!

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Katie Farmer

President and Chief Executive Officer; BNSF Railway

Katie Farmer was named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021; she also leads BNSF’s Board of Directors. Katie has been with BNSF for 29 years, most recently serving as executive vice president and Chief Operations Officer since September...

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Tim Barnette

Vice President - Polymers and Sustainability; AmSty

Tim Barnette is Vice President – Polymers and Sustainability of AmSty. He was appointed to this position in 2012. Previously, Mr. Barnette served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexpak Corporation, a global leader in precision-molded package and content...

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Jean Savage

Chief Executive Officer and President; Trinity Industries

Jean Savage was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Trinity Industries in February 2020. She has served as a member of Trinity’s Board of Directors since November 2018. Ms. Savage is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers...

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Laura McNichol

Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

Laura McNichol works for Watco and was recently named Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. In her five years at Watco, Laura has led efforts to secure a federal maintenance tax credit for short line railroads, as well as...

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of CP Rail in Calgary Alberta February 13 2017 Photograph by Todd Korol
Keith Creel

President and Chief Executive Officer; CP

On January 31, 2017, Mr. Creel assumed his new  role  as President and Chief Executive Officer, becoming the 17th person to lead the company since 1881. Mr. Creel was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2013 and joined...

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Pat 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,...

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Ed Emmett

Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy; Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute. Distinguished Senior Fellow; Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University

Edward M. Emmett is a Fellow in Energy and Transportation at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  As a professor in the practice, Emmett teaches classes in transportation economics and policy as well as social policy.  In addition, Professor...

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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.  He teaches MBA courses about entrepreneurship, global competition, and sustainability.  John is the Chair of the University Faculty Advisory...

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March 15
March 17


Susan Cox
Linda Turner
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