Brian D. Hancock
Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer; Kansas City Southern
Brian Hancock is executive vice president and chief innovation officer of Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU). In this role, he leads the development of KCS’ innovation technology strategy, as well as the company’s operations support, business process improvement, and information technology functions. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances with other North American rail partners are primary components of a unique railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Hancock served as KCS’ executive vice president and chief marketing officer from July 2015 to October 2018. Prior to joining KCS, he was vice president global supply chain for Whirlpool Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president and general manager at Schneider National, a privately-held transportation and logistics leader. More recently, he served as president – North America for The Martin – Brower Company, L.L.C., as well as senior vice president of supply chain for Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
Hancock currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and on the Marriott School National Advisory Council at Brigham Young University. He is a past member of the board of directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
He is a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in business from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.