ASLRRA’s Kathy Keeney named first inductee of the League of Railway Women Hall of Fame

Kathy Keeney, inaugural LRW Hall of Famer and ASLRRA Vice President of Member Engagement & Sales (center), with (left to right) Gary Griswell, ASLRRA meeting chairman and Tanis Peterson, LRW President

Nashville, TN, April 10, 2018 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) inducted American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Vice President of Member Engagement & Sales Kathy Keeney into the LRW Hall of Fame with its inaugural award during the General Session of the 2018 ASLRRA Connections conference.

“It is with great honor that I present Kathy Keeney with the first annual League of Railway Women Hall of Fame award,” said Tanis Peterson, LRW President. “Kathy’s tenure with the League of Railway Women (formerly League of Railway Industry Women) has been instrumental to the success of our organization and to the careers of many. We are pleased to acknowledge and thank Kathy for her leadership, vision and inspiration that has created a legacy for women in the railroad industry.”

Kathy, a seasoned transportation executive with expertise in publishing, sales, marketing and finance, joined ASLRRA in 2015. Prior to that, she was Rail Publisher for the JOC Group, Inc., UBM Global Trade and Commonwealth Business Media, and served as an executive and writer for other rail industry trade publications. She has been deeply involved with LRW since joining in 1998, a year after the organization was founded. Kathy has held a number of board positions, including scholarship director, vice president and president.

Kathy leveraged her experience and knowledge to help build the profile of the LRW. While working at PocketList.com (formerly Rail Resource), she created and placed ads for the organization in The Pocket List of Railroad Officials and The Official Railway Guide. She created the first digital newsletter in 2007, the foundation for the current “Women on Track” newsletter, using her writing expertise and keen awareness of industry trends.

“Kathy has always been a great advocate of the League of Railway Women and its support for women at every level of their railroading careers,” said Susan Robertson, LRW Secretary. “We have worked together in the LRW for a long time and I can honestly say there is no truer voice for women in the railway industry than Kathy Keeney.”

Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach – info@lriw.org

About the League of Railway Women

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women is a dedicated organization providing leadership and support for the personal and professional development of women at every level in their railroading careers and railway-related business endeavors. Its mission is to create a forum within the rail industry that provides women with the opportunity to achieve a broader understanding of the railroad business. Learn more at www.lriw.org.