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LRW Creates New Woman of the Year Advisory Committee, Mary Proc to Chair

“This award is one of the most prestigious honors in the industry. I would encourage all rail industry personnel to scan their ranks for an eligible nominee and put her name forward. Not only is the award a suitable tribute to the winner's record of achievement, it serves as encouragement to other women to stay and build their careers within this fast-paced and all-important industry,” shared Mary Proc, 2015 Woman of the Year.
This year will mark the twenty-first year that LRW will recognize an exceptional woman who has helped improve the rail industry through their vision, leadership and dedication through the Outstanding Railway Woman of the Year Award.
 
To aid in selecting a single award recipient from the impressive nominees we receive, LRW has commissioned previous Woman of the Year recipients to join the Woman of the Year Advisory Committee. They will lend their industry insight and leadership expertise and assist the LRW Awards Chair in making the final decision of naming the Railway Woman of the Year.
 
“The new committee will have a minimum of five members who are previous LRW WOY recipients. The Committee will be led by a Chair – Mary Proc, Former Vice President, Customer Service Delivery, Metrolinx - who is appointed by the LRW Board of Directors for a two-year term,” said Lisa Tackach, LRW Awards Chair and Business Development Manager at Railroad Construction Company. “I am looking forward to engaging the knowledge and expertise of our previous award winners in selecting a new woman to sit within their ranks.”
 
The Railway Woman of the Year Award, sponsored by LRW and Progressive Railroading, is awarded annually. This year, the award will be presented on Monday, September 23 at the General Session at Railway Interchange 2019.
 
“This award is one of the most prestigious honors in the industry. I would encourage all rail industry personnel to scan their ranks for an eligible nominee and put her name forward. Not only is the award a suitable tribute to the winner's record of achievement, it serves as encouragement to other women to stay and build their careers within this fast-paced and all-important industry,” shared Mary Proc, 2015 Woman of the Year, who enthusiastically accepted and stepped up to serve as the inaugural Woman of the Year Advisory Committee Chair.
 
LRW would also like to thank Lisa Stabler, President, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (2017 WOY), Anamaria Bonilla, PE, Assistant Chief Engineer, Metro North Railroad (2016 WOY), Tracy DeLeon, Owner, International Decal Mgmt Corp. (2012 WOY) and Jo Strang, Senior Vice President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (2011 WOY) for their commitment to serve on the Committee. Thank you for your continued dedication to the rail industry and supporting the personal and professional growth of others.
 
Look for a call for nominees for the 20190 Outstanding Railway Woman of the Year at the end of May.

Please contact awards@railwaywomen.org for more information. 

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