Norfolk Southern names president

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James A. Squires has been named president of Norfolk Southern Corp., effective June 1.

Squires currently is executive vice president administration.

In his new role, Squires will be responsible for the corporation’s administration, finance, law and corporate relations, and planning and information technology divisions.

“Jim is a forward-thinking railroader and a well-tested leader,” Wick Moorman, the chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern, said in a statement. “As president, he will ensure that Norfolk Southern stays at the forefront of strategic planning, innovation, and financial performance.”

Moorman previously held the title of president as well as chairman and CEO.

Squires joined Norfolk Southern in 1992 and served in several law positions before being named vice president law in 2003, senior vice president law in 2004, senior vice president financial planning in 2006,

executive vice president finance in 2007, and executive vice president administration in 2012.

He holds degrees from Amherst College and the University of Chicago.

Squires was named the 2012 winner of the Virginia CFO Award for publicly traded companies by Virginia Business.

Squires’ promotion was announced along with five other senior management appointments at the Norfolk-based transportation company.
Also effective June 1:

Cindy C. Earhart, currently vice president human resources, will become executive vice president administration, and Juan K. Cunningham , currently assistant vice president executive, will become vice president human resources.

Effective July 1:

David T. Lawson , currently vice president industrial products, will become vice president coal marketing, Michael R. McClellan, currently vice president intermodal and automotive marketing, will become vice president industrial products.

Jeffrey S. Heller, currently group vice president international intermodal, will become vice president intermodal and automotive marketing.

All six senior management appointees are based in Norfolk.

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