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. If you are interested in joining our leadership team, you can learn more about our board elections here.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Executive Officers

  • President: Sarah Yurasko; Senior Vice President Law and General Counsel, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association [biography]
  • Vice President: Lisa Tackach; Marketing and Business Development, Railroad Construction Company, Inc. [biography]
  • Secretary: Emilia Marceta; Project Manager, Signals & Communications, Network Infrastructure, Metrolinx
  • Treasurer: Urszula Soucie, President, REMSA [biography]
  • Parliamentarian: Anne Whaley; Assistant General Counsel, Holland
  • Immediate Past President: Amanda Trainor Patrick; VP Trade Shows and Board Relations, Railway Supply Institute [biography]



Directors-At-Large

  • Erika Bruhnke; Vice President Training, RailPros
  • Avalisha Fisher; President, Driven Engineering, Inc. [biography]
  • Crystal Gitchell; Assistant Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association [biography]
  • Linda Hernandez; Director Industrial Development, Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM)
  • Janet Hoang; Sustainability Specialist, Canadian Pacific Railway [biography]
  • Katie Kachel; Principal, Blank Rome Government Relations [biography]
  • Christine Kalil; Superintendent Asset Management QNS&L Railway, Rio Tinto/Iron Ore Company of Canada/QNS&L [biography]
  • Michele Malski; Founder, SPRING LLC. [biography]
  • Nicole McKinstry; Assistant Vice President, Sales Operations, The Greenbrier Companies [biography]
  • Maggie Vuono; Chief Sales Officer, Rail-Pod [biography]