Board of Directors

The League of Railway Women (LRW) is pleased to have a diverse board of directors with women leaders from a variety of companies and job positions throughout the rail industry. Their leadership, experience, and resources provide a well rounded governing body that continues to move LRW and women in our industry forward.

Executive Officers

  • President: Tanis Peterson, Senior Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Railway Association of Canada [biography]
  • Vice President: Amanda Trainor Patrick, VP Trade Shows & Member Relations, Railway Supply Institute [biography]
  • Secretary: Susan Robertson, Managing Director, Virginia Rail Solutions, LLC [biography]
  • Past President: Jodi Heldt, Rail Customer Account Manager, Whiting Corp.
Administrative Directors
  • Treasurer: Urszula Soucie, Chief Operating Officer, REMSA [biography]
  • Parliamentarian: Mary Schroll, Senior Manager Industry & Public Projects, Union Pacific [biography]
Committee Chairs
  • Awards Chair: Lisa Tackach, Business Development, Railroad Construction Company [biography]
  • Events Chair: Sarah Watkins, Outside Sales Representative, L.B. Foster [biography]
  • Membership Chair: Luisa Fernandez-Wiley, Senior Economist, Association of American Railroads [biography]
  • Public Relations & Outreach Chair: Emilia Marceta, Project Coordinator, Signals & Communications, Network Infrastructure, Metrolinx [biography]
  • Scholarship Chair: Krista Leben, Government Affairs Manager at Railway Association of Canada [biography]
  • Kathee Fisk, Senior Customer Support Engineer, GE Transportation [biography]
  • Kari Gonzales, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. [biography]
  • Sarah Yurasko, Assistant General Counsel, Association of American Railroads [biography]
  • Jacinthe Carneiro, Key Account Manager, NRE – Moving Forward [biography]

If you are a member of the League of Railway Women and would like to be a candidate or nominate someone for a board position, please contact