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SEARS Fall Meeting 2024

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - October 16 @ 6:30 pm



Southeast Association of Rail Shippers 2024 Fall Meeting

October 15, 2024 – October 16, 2024
Shippers –
  • $450.00
Railroads, Leasing,Third Party, Logistics & Vendors
  •  $495.00

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle

201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513

Welcome to the SEARS Fall Meeting 2024!

We are absolutely thrilled to have  our fall meeting y in Cary, North Carolina for this incredible networking event for the rail shipping industry. We can’t wait to see all the amazing connections and opportunities that will be made during this premier event.

Thank you so much for joining us and being a part of this exciting experience!

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Michael Miller

CEO North America at Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Keynote Speaker - US Short Line Presentation   Michael Miller is G&W’s CEO, ensuring safe and efficient service for customers in 43 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. He previously served as G&W’s Chief Commercial Officer for eight years and...

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Carl Warren

President and Chief Executive Officer North Carolina Railroad

Carl Warren is President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Railroad Company. He joined NCRR in August 2020 and has moved quickly to reorganize the company’s functions and build new partnerships. Under his leadership NCRR is focused on...

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David Humphrey

Senior Data Scientist at Railinc

  North American Railcar Fleet Update Responsible for modeling complex business problems, discovering business insights and identifying opportunities using appropriate statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. Proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, and communicating results and recommendations to...

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Muggsy Bogues

Motivational Speaker and NBA Legend

Muggsy Bogues Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues was born on January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up with his 3 siblings in the Lafayette Public housing projects of the city’s east side. During Muggsy’s junior and senior years at Dunbar...

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Paul Hoben

Director Of Business Development at Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway

Paul Hoben is the Director of Business Development for the Aberdeen Carolina and Western Railway. Paul was asked to bring his relationship and team-building talent to the ACWR to expand their service offerings, increase their economic development impact, and help...

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Rahul Jalai

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Union Pacific Railroad

  Rahul Jalali was appointed senior vice president and chief information officer in November 2020 and promoted to executive vice president in June 2023. In this position, Jalali serves as the organization's technology thought leader, ensuring Union Pacific has a...

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Ryan Dreier

Vice President - Industrial Products at BNSF Railway

  Keynote Speaker - Western Class 1 Presentation   Ryan Dreier serves as vice president, Industrial Products. He leads the marketing and sales teams supporting BNSF’s carload customers within the construction and building products, food & beverage, dimensional and chemicals...

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Tony Hatch

Analyst/Consultant at ABH Consulting

ABH Consulting Tony Hatch has been a senior transportation analyst on Wall Street for over twenty years, starting at Salomon brothers; proceeding to Argus, Painewebber, and most recently at NatWest Markets (USA) prior to starting his independent analyst/consultantcy in 1999...

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Trish Haver

Chief Commercial Officer - North Carolina Railroad Company

Trish has 25 years of rail and port transportation experience. She offers a background in development, engineering, and market strategy. Specializing in strategic and industrial planning, 3P infrastructure, and supply chain, Trish is focused on expanding and growing North Carolina’s...

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October 15 @ 12:00 pm
October 16 @ 6:30 pm
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Embassy Suites by Hilton
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513 United States
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(919) 677-1840
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