The Intermodal Association of North America has named Rip Watson to the newly created position of Director of Communications and Public Relations Joni Casey, President and CEO announced.
He will oversee all of IANA’s communications activities, including the editing and writing of publications and news releases, as well as media relations and serving as chief spokesman for the 700+ member trade association.
Watson, who is a veteran journalist, joins IANA from Bloomberg News, where he reported on freight transportation and other industry issues for nearly seven years. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he was a reporter for the Journal of Commerce in two stints totaling 11 years. His background also includes nearly five years in the Corporate Communications Department at CSX Corp.
‘Rip is well-known in the intermodal transportation industry, and we welcome his addition to the IANA team to deliver our key messages about the significant benefits and value of intermodal to a wider audience,’’ Casey said.