The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has named Ashley Wieland as President of the association.
Ashley previously worked for the NRC in a variety of capacities, including responsibilities that covered operations, conference planning, government affairs, and grassroots events.
Most recently, she served as Director of State Government Relations for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) where she built the association’s state government relations program from the ground up.
“I’m thrilled to be back with the NRC and honored to have the privilege to run this great organization,” said Wieland. “I look forward to getting back to work serving the needs of the nation’s rail contractors and suppliers.”
“We are excited to have Ashley back on our team to lead the NRC,” NRC Chairman Mike Choat, of Wabtec, said in a statement. “On behalf of the entire NRC Board, we are confident she will guide our organization to many future successes.”
Matt Ginsberg, President of TGA Association Management Solutions, the NRC’s management and government affairs firm, said, “Ashley brings a depth of knowledge to the NRC and its mission as well as a wealth of experience in the association and government affairs realms; she will be an asset to the NRC for many years to come.”
“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.”