NRC Leadership

PUtting Experience into Action

to Strengthen Our Industry

  • The industry’s best and brightest
  • In service to guide the NRC
  • Moving railway construction & maintenance ahead

NRC Executive Committee

The NRC’s Executive Committee directs the association staff and leads its Board of Directors.

* - denotes committees assignment(s)

James R.
Hansen
Chief Commercial Officer
Herzog, Inc.
Chairman
Steve
Bolte
Vice President, Business Development North America
Danella Companies
Vice Chairman
Joe
Daloisio
Track Division Manager
Railroad Construction Co.
Secretary/Treasurer
Mike
Choat
Vice President, Business Development
Railroad Controls Ltd., a Wabtec company
Past Chairman

NRC COMMITTEES

NRC STAFF

The NRC staff has extensive rail and association management experience. Team members direct the association from the NRC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Ashley
Wieland
President
Ashley returned to lead the NRC as President in 2019 after serving in various leadership capacities at the association earlier in her career, including operations, conference management and government affairs. She has more than 10 years of integrated experience in government relations and association management. In her most recent position as Director of State Government Relations for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), Ashley established and built the association’s state government relations program. She previously held other government relations positions in Washington, D.C, serving with the Design-Build Institute of America and on congressional staff. Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California - Riverside.
Michael
McGonagle
Senior Director of Operations
Michael has learned about the NRC and the rail industry from the ground up through his vital work directing the operations of the association. Since joining the NRC in 2018, he has managed its budget and daily activities, helped to plan and organize the annual conference and other major events, and assisted with the advocacy efforts. His extensive experience coaching lacrosse has contributed to his success in working with members, stakeholders and other industry professionals to advance the mission of the NRC. Michael grew up in the D.C. metro area and completed several internships on Capitol Hill. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, with a concentration in Professional Sales, from James Madison University.
Matt
Ginsberg
TGA Association Management Solutions, LLC (TGA AMS)
Matt is the President and Founder of TGA Association Management Solutions LLC (TGA AMS), an association management and government affairs solutions firm engaged by the NRC. Matt also leads Tai Ginsberg & Associates LLC (TGA), a transportation lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. Matt has firsthand knowledge of the NRC’s mission, operations, events, and regulatory & government affairs through his prior service on its staff. He is a skilled government relations professional, with more than 10 years of experience lobbying on behalf of the transportation industry as well as service in staff positions in the U.S. House and Senate, on political campaigns and in political media consulting. 

What our members say…

“The NRC Equipment Auction provides an excellent opportunity to find buyers for our surplus track equipment and to purchase used track equipment that can be refurbished or repurposed for upcoming specialized projects. The contacts and relationships I have made while attending the auctions over the years are a valuable resource that I rely on frequently. As an added benefit, a portion of these sales provides a vital funding stream for the NRC safety resource that benefit all our members.”

Mark Gaffney

Equipment Manager

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