The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) named industry veteran Jim Hansen as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors at the conclusion of the General Session of the 2020 NRC Conference in San Diego January 8.
Chief Commercial Officer for Herzog, Inc., Jim will serve a two-year term as Board Chairman of the association comprised of railway industry contractors and suppliers. The NRC first named Jim to its Board in 2007.
Also during the General Session at the conference, NRC President Ashley Wieland acknowledged the leadership and significant contributions of Mike Choat, vice president of business development for Railroad Controls Ltd. (a Wabtec company), the outgoing NRC Chairman. She thanked Stacy & Witbeck Business Development Manager Jody Sims, and an outgoing board member, for her years of service to the NRC.
Wieland congratulated Lisa Roberts, director of business development & marketing with Omaha Track, for her appointment to the NRC Board of Directors.
“The NRC has always been a great resource for suppliers to build and foster relationships with the railroads, transit agencies and contractors. They provide educational opportunities and are always looking for ways to improve safety in railroad construction. Most importantly the NRC is like a family, it helps all of its members with opportunities to be successful as companies and as individuals. They help to foster great leaders and work to bring the next generation of railroaders into that fold.”