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Stevan (Steve) Bobb

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; BNSF Railway

Steve Bobb was appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer for BNSF Railway in January 2013. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s sales and marketing activities, customer service, and economic development.  Previously, he was group vice president, Coal Business Group, leading BNSF’s coal sales and marketing team.

Prior to his position in the Coal Business Group, Bobb served as general manager of BNSF’s Texas Division and vice president, Business Unit Operations and Support. Before that, he was group vice president, Agricultural Products.

Bobb began his career in the railroad industry in 1987 with Burlington Northern in information systems. From 1988 to 1992, Bobb held several business analysis, planning and yield management positions. In 1992, Bobb moved from director, Yield Management, to director, Marketing, Minerals business unit. Bobb was responsible for the Chicago field marketing group until 1995 when he was promoted to general director, Chemicals business unit. He was appointed vice president, Minerals business unit, in June 1996 and vice president, Chemicals business unit, in October 1996. He was named group vice president, Agricultural Products, in June 1999. He was appointed vice president, Business Unit Operations and Support in March 2004. Bobb then joined the operating department as a general manager in June 2005.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in plant and animal science; Minor in agricultural economics, North Dakota State University
  • Advanced Management Program and International Senior Managers Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration

 Affiliations/Community Involvement

Bobb serves on the United Way of Tarrant County Board of Directors.

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