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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.

Officers

Committee Chairman

Kathy Bathurst

CSX Transportation

Technology Committee

Luke Galat

Packaging Corp. America

Scholarship Committee

Jim Giblin

Dekalb Knox Associates

Legislative Committee

Michael Jones

North Dakota Mill & Elevator Association

Nominating Committee

Thomas Surma

CF Industries

Publicity Committee

Harry Zander

Trinity Rail

Membership Committee

Executive Committee

Michael Barth

United Sugars, Corporation

Kathy Bathurst

CSX Transportation

Steve Blinn

Norfolk Southern

Charles Burdic

CIT Rail

Melissa Cohen

Styrolution America, LLC

Rob Cook

Bunge North America

Carrie Evans

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Luke Galat

Packaging Corp. America

Jim Giblin

Dekalb Knox Associates

Richard Grossman

Wells Fargo Rail

Stephen Hoye

Belt Railway of Chicago

Michael Jones

North Dakota Mill & Elevator Association

Gary Kearby

First Union Rail

Steve Kirk

Oakley Transport

Stefan Loeb

Watco Companies, LLC

Craig Longardner

Steel Dynamics, Inc

Lisa Longtin

Grain Processing

Scott Lurkins

Anacostia Rail Holdings

Frank Meidl

Raven Logistics

Chris Meyers

USG Corporation

Dan Murray

CSX Transportation

Rick Onken

Hub Group

Nicholas Pagano

Kansas City Southern

Gordon Richards

Union Pacific RR

William Schauer

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

Thomas Surma

CF Industries

Tom Tisa

CN

Bryan Vaughan

VTG Rail

Gail Wernette

Potash Corporation

Randy Worth

MDS Companies

Harry Zander

Trinity Rail

Past Presidents

Michael Jones

Immediate Past President

North Dakota Mill & Elevator Association

George Macko

2015 Past President

Sco-Pro

Tom Tisa

2014 Past President

CN

Lisa Longtin

2013 Past President

Grain Processing

Dan Murray

2012 Past President

CSX Transportation

Randy Worth

2011 Past President

Merchants Distribution Services

Patrick Coseglia

2010 Past President

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Craig Longardner

2009 Past President

Steel Dynamics, Inc

Frank Meidl

2008 Past President

Raven Logistics

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

Charles Burdic

2003 Past President

CIT Rail

Bill Schauer

1997 Past President

Wisconsin Central Ltd

Tom Durian

1996 Past President

Froedtert Malt

Dennis Daniels

1995 Past President

USL Capital

Richard Grossman

1994 Past President

Wells Fargo Rail

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

BNSF

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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