Board of Directors

The League of Railway Industry Women is pleased to have a diverse board of directors with women leaders from a variety of companies and job positions throughout the rail industry. Their leadership, experience, and resources provide a well rounded governing body that continues to move LRIW and women in our industry forward.

Executive Officers

  • President: Jodi Heldt, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Whiting Corp. [biography]
  • Vice President: Tanis Peterson, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Railway Association of Canada
  • Secretary: Amanda Patrick, VP Trade Shows & Member Relations, Railway Supply Institute [biography]
  • Past President: Susan Robertson, Managing Director, Virginia Rail Solutions, LLC [biography]

Administrative Directors

  • Treasurer: Urszula Soucie, Chief Operating Officer, REMSA
  • Parliamentarian: Mary Schroll, Senior Manager Industry & Public Projects, Union Pacific

Committee Chairs

  • Scholarship Chair: Kathy Keeney, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association [biography]
  • Public Relations & Outreach Chair: Emilia Marceta, Project Coordinator, Signals & Communications, Network Infrastructure, Metrolinx
  • Membership Chair: Kathleen Fisk, Managed Services Lead Optimization Solutions, GE Transportation [biography]
  • Awards Chair: Sally Boven, CEO, Reflective Apparel Factory [biography]
  • Events Chair: Claire Tomlinson, Office Manager, L.B. Foster Rail Technologies


  • Julie Bart, Manager of Rail Assets, Nova Chemicals [biography]
  • Sandee Jamison, Asset Manager Shops, TTX [biography]
  • Jacinthe Cloutier Carneiro, Operations Manager, DLL Inc.
  • Natalie White, Director, Project Management, Materials, & Procurement, Whiting Corporation

If you are a member of the League of Railway Industry Women and would like to be a candidate or nominate someone for a board position, please contact