MARS 2024 Summer Meeting & Scholarship Golf Outing

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2024 Summer Meeting

July 8 - July 9


MARS Summer 2024 Meeting

Rail Innovation, Connecting Shippers with Technology

MARS returned to Lake Geneva, WI for our 2024 Summer Meeting on July 8 – 9, 2024 at the Grand Geneva Resort.

Again this year, the Scholarship Golf Outing was SOLD OUT. We are thankful for the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who make this event such a huge success for our scholarship fund.

Also new this year, the MARS Young Professionals Group hosted a Charity Challenge hole on each course that raised a combined $3,600 for a camp in the Lake Geneva area for children living with cancer — Camp One Step!

The MARS Inaugural Pickleball Tournament on Monday, July 8 was another terrific networking event. The event started with a beginners clinic and the had 2 tournaments which were very fun for those who participated!

Also on Monday afternoon, MARS offered our first ever MARS Networking Picnic! The event was attended by those participated in the pickleball tournament as well as other conference attendees and featured a picnic lunch, beverages, music and games!

Final Meeting Attendee List

MARS Summer 2024 Speakers included:

Chuck Baker, President, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
Matthew Findlay, Director Mechanical Systems, CPKC
Jon Gabriel, Vice President – Network Strategy, Design & Innovation, BNSF Railway
Eric Gehringer, Executive Vice President, Operations, Union Pacific
Karen Hedlund, Vice Chair, Surface Transportation Board
Peter Jones, Senior VP, International Engineering, Product Development & Automation, Greenbrier
Michael Miller, CEO – North America, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Eric Monger, Vice President, KBX Rail
Brad Myers, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Amsted Digital Solutions
Adam Nordstrom, Principal, Viking Navigation LLC
Conrad Victor, Director Logistics, Cleveland Cliffs

Speaker Presentations

We will post the presentations we have permission to share here. Please check back in the next week or so as new presentations will be added as they are available.

Matthew Findlay, CPKC

Peter Jones, Greenbrier

Michael Miller, G&W

Eric Monger, KBX Rail

Brad Myers, Amsted Digital Solutions

Adam Nordstrom, Viking Navigation

Conrad Victor, Cleveland Cliffs

Hotel Information
Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

MARS is fortunate to have a wonderful group of organizations whose support allows us to continue to bring the finest networking events in the Midwest to the rail shipping industry! THANK YOU to the wonderful sponsors that made the MARS 2024 Summer Meeting possible.


July 8
July 9


Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 United States
(262) 248-8811


Tracy Stein
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