Event Agenda

Thursday, May 12
9:30a Golf Tournament at Penn National Golf Course, 3720 Club House Dr, Fayetteville, PA 17222
1p, 2p or 3p

For non-golfers: 

Historic Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station Tours

>  One hour guided tour by noted historian Dr. Bill Aldrich.  Tours limited to 25 per group.Transportation to/from the Lincoln Railroad Station is on your own.

>  Address:  35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station Website 

6p-8p Reception -

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Reception

 

> Buses will depart the Wyndham for the museum every 15 minutes from the Wyndham’s Entrance E

>  Private use of museum includes reception in lobby, access to the museum bookstore, self-guided tour of the Museum of the American Civil War, a short film narrated by Morgan Freeman in the theatre, and the world famous Cyclorama.

 

Friday, May 13 - Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Cir, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7:00a Breakfast & Registration                                                      
8:00a

Welcome: Brief review of the KSRRA, purpose of meeting, and meeting agenda

Jonathan Broder, Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Conrail and KSRRA President

8:10a

Safety Briefing

Kim Smith, Manager, Government & Industry Affairs, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc.

8:15a

Pennsylvania – A Look Forward: Views on the future of economics and politics in the Commonwealth

Christopher Nicholas, Eagle Consulting Group, Inc.
Mark Ryan
, Deputy Director, PA Independent Fiscal Office

Moderator: Mike Long, Partner, Long Nyquist & Assoc. and Lobbyist, KSRRA

9:00a

Discussion of women in railroading, from a Class I and Short Line Perspective

Karen Phillips, President, Policy and Advocacy Associates
Kylie A. McLaughlin, General Manager/Manager of Compliance Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad
Moderator: Tracy Wingenroth, Partner, ERG Partners


9:45a

Coming to rail airspace close to you: Drones - An update on the use of drones by the railroad industry

William Everett, Senior Principal Business Analyst, Rockwell Collins ARINC
Steve Feinour
, Partner, Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLP
Moderator: Carl Belke, COO/President, Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad

10:15a

Networking Break

10:45a

State of Affairs: Pennsylvania Economic Development and Railroads - Diverse review of current rail-related industrial development trends in Pennsylvania, and future areas of opportunity

Roger Bennett, Director, Industrial Development, Norfolk Southern
Toby Fauver, Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Ryan Fischer, Assistant Vice President, Industrial Development, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services
Brian Ross, Senior Project Manager, Governor’s Action Team
Moderator: Sara Walfoort, Freight Planning Manager, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission\

11:45a

Updates on a critical industry asset:  Rails

Jason McCullough, Business Development and Export Sales Manager, ArcelorMittal Steelton
Introduction: John Burch, Associate, Long Nyquist & Associates and Executive Director, KSRRA

12:30p

Lunch

At the beginning of the lunch period, there will be presented a Pennsylvania Rail Freight
Lifetime Achievement Award to David M. LeVan, former President, Chief Executive Officer
and Chairman, Consolidated Rail Corporation


1:30p

Managing Emergencies with the Media:  Expert discussion on how to prepare for a possible emergency and what to do if one actually happens

Scott Blanchard, Enterprise Editor, York Daily Record/Sunday News
Jonathan Broder, Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Conrail and KSRRA President
Kent Jarrell, Executive Director, APCO Worldwide
Patricia Reilly, Senior Vice President, Communications, Association of American Railroads
Moderator: Rudy Husband, Resident Vice President, Norfolk Southern

2:30p Break

2:45p

Managing Emergencies with non-media stakeholders:  A legal review of what needs to be kept in mind during an emergency in dealing with stakeholders

Jeffrey Jackson, Member, Burns White
Amanda Sargent, Member, Burns White
Moderator: Rudy Husband, Resident Vice President, Norfolk Southern

3:15p

PennDOT Update

Toby Fauver, Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Mike Sorbo, P. E., Bureau Director, Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Introduction: John Burch, Associate, Long Nyquist & Associates and Executive Director, KSRRA
 

3:45p

Meeting Wrap-up

Jonathan Broder, Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Conrail and KSRRA President

4:00p

Conclusion of Seminar

Presentations given during this program will be available after the conference at www.ksrra.com