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2022 Semi-Annual Meeting
October 5, 2022 - October 6, 2022
SWARS 2022 Semi-Annual Meeting was held on October 5-6, 2022, at The Downtown Phoenix Renaissance Hotel. We had 550 registered attendees – our largest meeting ever outside the state of Texas! In addition to a great line-up of speakers at the conference, we had 205 golfers at our SWARS Scholarship Golf outing on Wednesday, October 5th, featuring two courses, Whirlwind at Wild Horse Pass and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes. The SWARS Board presented the all new rail course, RR 301, Intro to the Railcar Market & Fleet Management on Wednesday, October 5th. Also on Wednesday afternoon, our new Wine Tasting event featured Arizona wines and artisan cheeses.
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Meet Our Phoenix Speakers!
President and Founder of SPRING
Michele Malski, a second generation railroader, graduated from Cornell University with a major in Industrial Labor Relations, minor in Law and Society, and obtained her MBA with Quantic School of Business and Technology in Washington, DC. Malski also retains a certification in Inclusion...
Vice-President Transportation, Southern Region
Nicholas Clark was appointed Vice-President, Transportation Southern Region in December 2023. He is responsible for providing a consistent and reliable service to CN’s network spanning U.S. operations from Mobile, AL and New Orleans to Ranier, MN and Port Huron, MI....
President, Lamplighter Bowen, Inc.
Will Bowen is founder of the Complaint FreeⓇ movement with over 15 million followers worldwide. Will’s been featured on Oprah, Forbes, NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The ABC World News, Fox News, People, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and...
Senior Vice-President Merchandise, ECP, Transloads, CPKC
Coby Bullard serves as Senior Vice-President at CPKC responsible for Merchandise, Energy, Chemicals and Plastics as well as Transloads. Mr. Bullard joined CP in 2017 to lead Sales and Marketing for Merchandise and ECP. In 2019, Mr. Bullard added Intermodal...
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Kevin Boone leads the company’s commercial organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He oversees the company’s profitable growth strategies as well as customer service, customer engagement and business development activities. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and...
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...
Distinguished Senior Lecturer; McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
John Doggett is an award-winning Professor of Instruction at the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin. John teaches MBA courses about entrepreneurship, global competition, and sustainability. John has received more student-selected “Outstanding Teaching” Awards (14)...
Executive Vice President and President, Rail North America, GATX
Paul Titterton is an Executive Vice President of GATX Corporation and serves as President of GATX’s Rail North America division. Since joining GATX in 1997, Mr. Titterton has served in a variety of increasingly responsible roles throughout the company. Mr....
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