Transportation Technology Center, Inc. President Lisa Stabler Named LRIW’s 2017 ‘Outstanding Woman of the Year’

Lisa Stabler, President, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN, September 18, 2017The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) President Lisa Stabler as the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Woman of the Year award. Stabler was honored at the General Session of Railway Interchange.

Co-sponsored by Progressive Railroading, this annual award is presented to a woman in the rail industry who demonstrates vision, initiative, creativity and guidance in a leadership role within her professional railway field; is innovative, a problem-solver and overcomes challenges; and brings consistent excellence to her organization and surrounding community.

“Our Outstanding Woman of the Year award exemplifies excellence in the rail industry by recognizing a woman who is considered a leader by her peers,” said LRIW President Jodi Heldt. “Lisa Stabler is a gifted engineer who has been a rail industry leader throughout her career,” Heldt continued. “We are proud to present her with this year’s Outstanding Woman of the Year award.”

Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger said in his letter of recommendation for her nomination, “Lisa commands attention and respect from the AAR Board of Directors, the federal government, elected officials and the public at large.”

Lisa Stabler’s contributions to the industry in her role as President of the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. in Pueblo, Colorado, have impacted railroading across the U.S. and the globe. Under her command, the world’s premier research and testing facility continues to advance the science of railroading and improve operational safety and efficiency.

Stabler became president of TTCI in 2011, after joining the organization in 2010 as vice president, operations and training. She previously was assistant vice president, quality and engineering for BNSF Railway, where she improved quality, advanced research and streamlined processes using the Six Sigma problem-solving method. Earlier in her career, Stabler held key roles at General Motor’s Delphi Corporation in the areas of product engineering, quality assurance, and strategic planning. She earned her bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dayton and holds a masters’ degree of Science in Mathematics from Wright State University.

Stabler has received recent media attention for her expertise; she was featured in a July 2017 Today Show segment on train safety, demonstrating TTCI’s groundbreaking research into rail wheel defect detection.

Past LRIW Outstanding Woman of the Year winners have included Metro-North Railroad’s Anamaria Bonilla, Metrolinx’s Mary Proc, Alaska Railroad Corp.’s Wendy Lindskoog, and Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Deb Butler.

A call for nominations for the 2018 LRIW Outstanding Woman of the Year award will open in the spring of 2018.

About the League of Railway Industry Women

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Industry Women is dedicated to 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.

For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRIW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, Phone: 416-526-0156; E-Mail: info@lriw.org; Awards Contact: Lisa Tackach, LRIW Awards Chair, E-Mail: awards@lriw.org.