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2022 Annual Meeting

March 15 - March 17


Please join us for the 2022 Annual Meeting on March 15-17, 2022 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.

Golf Registration and Golf Sponsorships now OPEN!

Meeting & RR 201 Registration Golf Registration Exhibitor Table Registration Meeting Agenda RR 201 Course Outline

Meeting Registrations by Last Name Meeting Registrations by Company Golf Registration List Exhibitor List

2022 Annual Sponsorship Form The Woodlands Event Sponsorship Form Golf Sponsorship Form

No refunds on the meeting and/or golf registration after February 23rd!

Rail Course Information

  • New for 2022 – the rail course is now complimentary – but you must register as space is limited!
  • RR 201, “Introduction to Commercial Rail” will be presented by SWARS Board members with expertise from across the industry
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2:30-4:30 pm. Sign up on the meeting registration form!

Hotel Information

  • The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • SWARS Group Rate is $215.00 plus tax, available March 14 thru March 19, 2022
  • Book your room here, or call the hotel directly at 281-367-9797 and reference The Southwest Association of Rail Shippers
  • Last day to book the Group Rate is Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • Complimentary self parking is available in the Towncenter Parking Garage on Six Pines Drive




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


The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380 United States
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(281) 367-9797


Susan Cox
Linda Turner
SWARS Rail Shippers

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