The National Railroad Construction &Maintenance Association (NRC) has appointed Erika Bruhnke, Vice President of Training Services with RailPros, to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Bruhnke brings to the NRC board invaluable railroad safety and training expertise. She began her career with BNSF Railway as a management trainee. During her twelve years at the Class I railroad, she progressed from trainmaster into safety positions, most recently serving as Director of Safety Information. Ms. Bruhnke joined RailPros in 2018 as Vice President of Training Services, where she leads its training and media services divisions.
“Erika Bruhnke is a tremendous addition to the NRC board,” says James. R. Hansen, chairman of the NRC Board of Directors. “She has vital experience developing safety processes and training that don’t merely support field operations but also integrate employee ownership and participation. Her passion for safety will be particularly valuable as the NRC strives to provide our member contractors and suppliers with impactful resources to enhance safety in our industry.”
Ms. Bruhnke joins 19 other railway industry professionals who serve on the NRC Board, with responsibility for governing the association, setting its guidelines and policies, and overseeing its programs and activities.
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) is D.C.-based U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply railroads and rail-transit lines. Its more than 2,500 NRC members and 400 member companies work in all 50 states and perform more than $10 billion of work annually to keep the U.S. economy moving ahead.
“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.”