Norfolk Southern taps new labor relations VP
Jason Morris will succeed retiring Scott Weaver, effective Oct. 1
Norfolk Southern is promoting Jason Morris to vice president labor relations, the Norfolk-based Fortune 500 railroad corporation announced Monday.
Morris, the company’s assistant vice president safety and environmental, will succeed Scott Weaver, who is retiring Oct. 1 from the company after 32 years of service. Morris will report to Annie Adams, executive vice president and chief transformation officer.
“Jason is an innovative and collaborative leader who will forge strong partnerships between management and labor in his new role,” Adams said. “As head of our safety and environmental team, he built a track record of bringing management and our craft workforce together to improve safety performance and culture.”
Morris joined Norfolk Southern’s legal department in 2010 and later served as system director safety for the corporation’s safety and environmental department. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Weaver began his career with Norfolk Southern in 1989 as a labor relations specialist and was named vice president labor relations in 2012.
“Scott’s understanding of our business and ability to build relationships earned him the respect of colleagues, labor leadership and peers across our industry,” Adams said.