The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) announced today it has named Michael McGonagle as its Vice President of Operations.
McGonagle began his career in association management five years ago. He joined the NRC in 2018, starting as an intern and gaining progressively more responsibility while serving as director of operations and senior director of operations.
“Mike has a great aptitude for association management and is an ideal fit for the NRC. He is a versatile team member who works as hard as the railway contractors and suppliers who comprise our membership,” says NRC President Ashley Weiland. “Time and time again, Mike has shown himself to be an invaluable and dedicated team member. He is deserving of this recognition and expanded role.”
McGonagle earned a degree in Business Administration from James Madison University with an emphasis in marketing.
The NRC is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply freight railroads and rail-transit and passenger lines. Founded in 1978, the NRC connects members with other railway industry professionals and government officials and policymakers. The NRC collaborates with its members, government, and industry leaders to create a positive business climate and to make railway construction and maintenance safer and more efficient.
“The networking opportunities at the NRC annual conference are phenomenal! My company ended up with a $25 million contract that was cultivated from relationships forged at my very first NRC conference. And those networking opportunities continue today.”
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