Railinc Corp. announced the election of a new board chair and the appointment of two new members for its board of directors.
Jo-ann Olsovsky of BNSF was elected board chair, and Fred Ehlers of Norfolk Southern and Serge Leduc of Canadian National Railway joined the board. The announcement was made following a recent Railinc board meeting.
“We are delighted that Jo-ann is leading the Railinc board,” said Allen West, Railinc president and CEO. “She has been an active leader, and continually challenges our executive team to find new ways to serve the freight rail industry.”
Olsovsky joined the Railinc board in 2008. She has been vice president, technology services and chief information officer for BNSF Railway Company for the past five years. She joined the company in 2006 as assistant vice president of telecommunications. She has held leadership positions at Verizon and GTE, and spent 13 years at AT&T.
“Further strengthening the board are its two new members; both are industry executives with tremendous technology expertise and leadership experience in the freight railroad industry,” said West. “They are great additions to the Railinc board.”
Ehlers is vice president information technology for Norfolk Southern Corp. He has served in transportation roles and executive leadership positions—including vice president network and service management—prior to assuming his current role in 2013. He joined Norfolk Southern in 1985 as a management trainee.
Leduc is vice president and chief information officer for Canadian National Railway. He joined CN in 2013 after 25 years of IT experience with both Canadian and international organizations. He brings leadership experience in sales, supply chain manufacturing, and retail.