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Meet Our Board

MARS’ leadership is comprised of senior executives who represent industry and carrier partners from across the Midwest region. We are indebted to these leaders who are dedicated to the growth and success of the organization in service to our members.

MARS Officers

Committee Chairman

Kathy Bathurst

CSX Transportation

Publicity & Technology Committee

Carrie Evans

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Membership Committee

Luke Jones

GATX Corporation

Scholarship Committee

Matt O'Kray

Genesee & Wyoming Railroad

Executive Committee Sponsor
Young Professional Committee

Thomas Surma

Ingredion, Inc.

Nominating Committee

Kristen Wright

Sherwin-Williams

Young Professionals Committee

Executive Committee

Robert Babcock

Indiana Rail Road Company

Michael Barth

United Sugars Corporation

Kathy Bathurst

CSX Transportation

Steve Blinn

Norfolk Southern Railroad

Melissa Buoncore

Wells Fargo Rail

Matthew Coduti

FE Trading Group, LLC

Rob Cook

Bunge North America, Inc.

Al Deasy

CSX Transportation

Carrie Evans

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Monica Freeman

Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Luke Galat

Packaging Corporation of America

Jordan Goerger

Ardent Mills

Chad Hartwig

Greenbrier Companies

Eric Jakubowski

Anacostia Rail Holdings

Luke Jones

GATX Corporation

Michael Jones

North Dakota Mill

Gary Kearby

Wells Fargo Rail

Matt Keck

The Andersons, Inc.

Steve Kirk

Oakley Transport

Stefan Loeb

Watco Companies, LLC

Craig Longardner

Steel Dynamics, Inc

Frank Meidl

Union Pacific Railroad

David Murawski

Union Tank Car Company

Matt O'Kray

Genesee & Wyoming Railroad

Nicholas Pagano

Kansas City Southern Railways

Michael Richardson

US Foods Inc

William Schauer

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

Catie Stoos

Union Pacific Railroad

Thomas Surma

Ingredion, Inc.

Katie Tamisiea

Union Pacific Railroad

Bryan Vaughan

VTG Rail

Harry Zander

VeriPhase Automated Detection Technology

Kevin Zimski

Cargill, Inc.

Past Presidents

Thomas Surma

Immediate Past President

Ingredion, Inc.

Harry Zander

2018 Past President

TrinityRail

Michael Barth

2017 Past President

United Sugars Corporation

Michael Jones

2016 Past President

North Dakota Mill

George Macko

2015 Past President

Sco-Pro

Tom Tisa

2014 Past President

CN

Lisa Longtin

2013 Past President

Grain Processing Corporation

Dan Murray

2012 Past President

CSX Transportation

Randy Worth

2011 Past President

MDS Companies

Patrick Coseglia

2010 Past President

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Craig Longardner

2009 Past President

Steel Dynamics, Inc

Frank Meidl

2008 Past President

Union Pacific Railroad

Gordon Gustafson

2007 Past President

A&R Logistics

Bernie Thomas

2006 Past President

Packaging Corporation Of America

Bob Edwards

2005 Past President

Eastern Transportation & Logistics

Charlie Burdic

2003 Past President

CIT Rail

William Schauer

1997 Past President

Wisconsin Central. LTD.

Tom Durian

1996 Past President

Froedtert Malt

Dennis Daniels

1995 Past President

USL Capital

Rick Grossman

1994 Past President

Chicago & North Western Transportation Co.

Gerald Unruh

1993 Past President

Ladish Malt

Bob Dwyer

1992 Past President

Northbrook Rail

John Dobrzynski

1991 Past President

Chicago Board Of Trade

Jim Malloy

1990 Past President

WSOR

Ron Hazlett

1989 Past President

Hub City North Central

Jim Pratt

1988 Past President

BN

Terry Voss

1987 Past President

United Purchasers Association

Bob Beck

1986 Past President

ATSF

Jack Cunningham

1985 Past President

Bethlehem Steel

Harry Peterson

1984 Past President

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