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2023 Fall Meeting

September 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - September 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


Thank you to everyone that attended and supported the SEARS 2023 Fall Meeting!

Thank you to all that attended, supported and volunteered to make SEARS 2023 Fall Meeting the most attended meeting in SEARS history.

SEARS 2023 Fall Meeting Details. Presentations & Contact Information







SEARS 2023 Fall Meeting Speaker Bios



Christopher Thornycroft

Executive Vice President - Procurement at Redwood Logistics

  I'm an Executive Vice President of Procurement at Redwood Logistics at our headquarters in Chicago. I joined the team as a Carrier Sales Rep back in 2003, (the year the Bears drafted Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs). I've been...

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Coby Bullard
Coby Bullard

SVP Sales & Marketing Merchandise, Energy, Chemicals, Plastics & Transload

    Coby Bullard joined Canadian Pacific in December 2017, to lead Sales and Marketing for Merchandise, ECP, Intermodal and Automotive. Coby came to CP from C.R. England where he was most recently President of the Intermodal division as well...

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Dan Keen

Dan Keen is Assistant Vice President – Policy Analysis with the Association of American Railroads

Dan Keen is Assistant Vice President – Policy Analysis with the Association of American Railroads. Among other duties, he is responsible for producing background papers and testimony on various freight railroad economic and policy issues. He also compiles statistical data...

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Dave Harrison

Executive Director for Work Force Development Programs and Military Employment Issues

Dave Harrison is a highly accomplished executive with a wealth of experience in workforce development, government relations, Veteran employment initiatives and apprenticeship programs. With a distinguished career spanning over several decades, Dave has made significant contributions to the transportation, distribution,...

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Walter Kemmsies

Managing Partner ,The Kemmsies Group

  Dr. Walter Kemmsies is the managing partner of The Kemmsies Group, where he executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to sea, river and inland rail ports throughout North America. His...

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Jacquelyn McManus

CEO & Founder, KJ Media

  In 2008, at the height of the recession, I was recruited to the trucking industry by a staffing agency. When I met with the company’s CEO, he told me to look around the room and ask myself how all...

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Michael K. Bennett

Retired FRA Hazardous Material Inspector - MKB Rail Consultancy

  Michael spent 37 years in the railroad industry beginning his career in the Signal Department and over that time span was a Train Dispatcher, Safety & Rules examiner, Senior Trainmaster and Senior Manager of Communications.  After retiring from the...

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Paul F. Titterton

Executive Vice President and President, Rail North America

Mr. Titterton was elected Executive Vice President and President, Rail North America in April 2022 after being elected Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rail North America in August 2018 and Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer in...

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Wes Lujan

Assistant Vice President - External Relations for Union Pacific

Wes Lujan is the Assistant Vice President - External Relations for Union Pacific. He operates out of the Washington, D.C., office of Union Pacific and its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad. In his position, Lujan is responsible for advocating before the...

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September 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am
September 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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The Desoto Hotel
15 E. Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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(912) 232-9000


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