League of Railway Industry Women releases annual conference agenda

Group to meet in conjunction with Railway Interchange in Minneapolis, October 4-7, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 22, 2015 – The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has released the agenda for its annual conference, which will be held this year in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, taking place October 4-7 here. Railway Interchange, the USA-based combined exhibition and technical conference, will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center and at BNSF Railway’s nearby Northtown rail yard.

Speakers at the LRIW conference program, which begins on Monday, October 5, include Operation Lifesaver, Inc. President and CEO Joyce Rose, Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers Executive Director Sylvia Newell, and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Linda Darr. In addition, LRIW will present its “Outstanding Woman of the Year” award during the Railway Interchange 2015 Monday opening general session.

Also presenting during the Monday session will be Transportation Technology Center, Inc. Assistant Director Kari Gonzales, who will discuss simulation and testing advancements in the railway industry, and CN Sales Director Kelly Levis, who will provide a leadership perspective in the rail and railway supply industry. The “Women in Rail” panel discussion will feature CN Supply Chain Manager Roquita Coleman Williams, Alaska Railroad Corp. Vice President of Business Management Wendy Lindskoog, and International Decal Management Corp. President Tracy DeLeon.

“This year’s conference again features rail industry experts and executives who will provide valuable insight into current issues and trends,” noted LRIW President Susan Robertson.

On Tuesday, October 6, the LRIW schedule will include in-depth technical tours of facilities in the Minneapolis area for members and attendees, Robertson noted.

Contact: Amanda Patrick, 202-347-4664

About the League of Railway Industry Women

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) is dedicated to providing leadership and support for the personal and professional growth of women in railroading and railway-related business. Founded in 1997, the group’s primary 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.

About Railway Interchange 2015

Railway Interchange 2015, October 4 through 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, is a leading international railway industry event. The Railway Interchange 2015 exhibition, which will be held October 4-6, showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange 2015 also features technical presentations and discussions by members of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA), of which LRIW is a member. Conference and exhibition sponsorships are still available.

To register for Railway Interchange 2015, visit http://www.railwayinterchange.org/registration.html; hotel reservations are available at https://aws.passkey.com/event/12831372/owner/6893/home.

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