Save the date for the AARS 123rd Annual Meeting, July 22-24, 2019 at the Hilton in Norfolk, VA.
The meeting will open with a reception on Monday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.
AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner. For more information about the Rising Stars dinner, visit http://www.progressiverailroading.com/risingstars/about.asp
The meeting program will continue Tueday, July 23 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on Wednesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.
Golf Outing: On Wednesday, July 24, the AARS will hold its annual golf outing to benefit the AARS Scholarship Fund.
Riverfront Golf Course, Suffolk, VA
$95 per player
Club rental: Contact the Riverfront Golf Course to arrange to rent clubs at 757-484-2200.
The meeting will be held in downtown Norfolk at the Hilton on the Main, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, USA+1-757-763-6200.
Room Rate: $179/night Make your reservation by July 1, 2019 to get this special rate!
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Monday, July 22
Industry Tour of Norfolk Harbor! 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tour Sponsored by:
5:00 pm Opening Reception and Technical Showcase
6:30 pm Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards and Dinner
Tuesday, July 23
7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase sponsored by
8:00 am Keynote Speaker
Jim Squires, President, CEO & Executive Chairman, Norfolk Southern
9:00 am Break in Technical Showcase
9:30 am Regional Perspective
David Gooden, Division Superintendent, Norfolk Southern
10:15 am Rising Stars Panel: Achieving Success in the Rail Industry
Kelley Carr, Sr. Manager – Positive Train Control, Safety, Compliance & Training, Amtrak
Scott Schiemann, Chief Engineer, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
James Schwichtenberg, Vice President, Chief Safety Officer, CSX
11:45 am Break in Technical Showcase
12:00 Annual Industry Luncheon & Lantern Awards
Charge to Superintendents
Ed Harris, EVP Operations, CSX
1:30 Onboarding a Shortline
Stefan Loeb, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Watco Companies
John Rickoff – President & CEO Lake State Railway
Mark Rosner – President & CEO Carload Express
2:30 Break in Technical Showcase
Panel Presentation: Precision Scheduled Railroading
- Dave Ferryman, VP Commercial & Technology, EVRAZ N.A. (confirmed)
- Brian Murray, Regional Superintendent, CSX
4:15 p.m. Update on the “Railroad Renaissance” Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting
Wednesday, July 24
7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase in Great Room, 6th floor
8:00 am Attracting & Retaining New Employees
Bill Fountain, Director of Recruitment, Genesee & Wyoming
Rachael Peterson, EVP People Services, Watco Companies
Dan MacKay, AVP Human Resources, Norfolk Southern
9:00 a.m. Enhancing Your Safety Culture within Your Railroad – Panel
Darrell Snyder, VP Mechanical, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Clay Smith, Manager of Safety & Training, Florida East Coast Railway
Ken Glover, VP Safety, Genesee & Wyoming
10:30 am Business Session
11:00 am Adjourn
11:30 pm Bus Loads for Annual Golf Outing, departing at 11:45 a.m.
Bus departs for the AARS Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Frank J. Richter Scholarship
1:15 p.m. Shotgun Start at River Front Golf Club, Suffolk, VA