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2023 Annual Meeting

March 29, 2023 - March 30, 2023


FINAL Agenda RR 101 Outline

FINAL Exhibitors by Company Name FINAL Attendees-By Last Name FINAL Attendees-By Company FINAL Golf Attendees


Our 2023 Annual Meeting on March 29-30, 2023 was held at The Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk Hotel! We had a great slate of dynamic speakers! In addition, we had our SWARS Scholarship Golf Outing on Wednesday, March 29th, featuring FOUR choices for golf. There were two 18-hole options on two different courses as well as morning or afternoon 9-hole options. We also had two events for non-golfers; the Wine & Mezcal Tasting Event at the Grand Hyatt on Wednesday afternoon, and our NEWEST EVENT, Clay Shooting at the National Shooting Complex, also on Wednesday, March 29th. All special events benefitted the SWARS George J. Elking Scholarship Fund.   The SWARS Board presented RR 101 Intro to Rail Operations on Wednesday, March 29th.

Meet Our Speakers!

Michele Malski

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...

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Nicholas Clark

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....

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Will Bowen

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...

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Coby Bullard

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...

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Kevin Boone

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...

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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...

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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 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)...

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Paul Titterton

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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March 29, 2023
March 30, 2023


Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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(210) 224-1234
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Linda Turner
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