LRW Welcomes New Executive Committee Members and Directors

Kathryn Keeler
LRW Executive Director
December 13
LRW Welcomes New Executive Committee Members and Directors
Golden Valley, Minnesota, December 13, 2023 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) recently welcomed two new Executive Committee members and four new directors-at-large to the organization's 2023/24 board of directors.
Moving into executive officer roles are:
  • Secretary: Katie Kachel, principal at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC
  • Treasurer: Nicole McKinstry, assistant vice president, sales operations at The Greenbrier Companies
New board members joining as directors-at-large include:
  • Kristen Canfield, tax program manager at Indurante & Associates, Inc.
  • Sarah Dimmich, partner at Stuart & Branigin LLP
  • Shundrekia Stewart, director of sales at Trinity Industries
  • Andrea Niethold, director, U.S. government affairs at CN
“It's a pleasure welcoming Katie and Nicole to their new roles as LRW executive officers, along with four new directors-at-large joining the LRW board,” said Sarah Yurasko, 2023/24 LRW president and senior vice president law and general counsel for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. “All of these women bring diverse backgrounds, talents and experiences to the LRW leadership team. We are fortunate to have them helping to drive our shared mission to connect and cultivate women in the rail industry.”
Learn more about the LRW Board of Directors.
About LRW
Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women is committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting and cultivating women in rail. Our mission is to advance the representation, recognition and opportunities for women, thereby promoting diversity and improving the business results of the railroad industry. Learn more at; follow the LRW on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.