2022 Annual Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 12 to Thursday, October 13, 2022
Connecting & Cultivating Women in Rail


Wednesday, October 12, 2022


Capital Projects

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM CST
The North American freight rail network is the best freight rail system in the world thanks to the billions of dollars in annual investments made by the railroads and the robust rail supply industry. Governments are also investing record amounts of funding into passenger rail infrastructure. Come hear how railroads and the rail supply industry are investing in capital projects today to meet the growing demands of tomorrow.

Panelists: Martita Mullen, Assistant Chief, Regional Track, Engineering, CN; Chad Anderson, Senior Vice President Operations, Terris Rail Maintenance; Megan Tang, Chief Engineering Officer, Trinity Railway Express; Carmen Wallace Givens, Signal Project Engineer, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Looking for ways to attract and find new talent? This discussion will help you fortify your net for catching the right people for the job. Need more women, more veterans, just more talent in general? We can help you identify ways to help your team add more attractive means to attract the next generation of your workforce. Learn how to access and utilize effective tools and resources; some at no additional cost to you or your organization. Michele and Dave will help steer you towards winning talent. 
Panelists: Michele Malski, Founder of Succession Planning for Railroads Investing in the Next Generation (SPRING) LLC; Dave Harrison, Executive Director of Apprenticeships


1:45pm – 2:30pm October 12, 2022

As freight demand is expected to rise 30% by 2040, and as governments are investing heavily in passenger rail, North America's railroads and rail supply industry need to be -- and are -- a proactive part of the climate change solution. Come hear how railroads and the rail supply industry are making targeted investments in innovative technology and operation strategies to further reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency, while preserving the natural environment.

  1. Amy E. Smith, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Cummins Inc
  2. Farah Lawler, VP-Industrial Products, BNSF Railway
  3. Sunny Solofra, VP EPLT Sales, BNSF Logistics
  4. Matt Pittman, Chief Compliance Officer, Trinity Industries, Inc.
  LRW Membership Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM CST
Join for a casual discussion about LRW’s past, present, and future, hearing from LRW’s Executive Officers.

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