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  • RJ ArrowSenior Officers

    Ed Quinn

    Ed Quinn  President and CEO

    R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC

    Ed Quinn, a 25-year veteran of various industries including transportation, logistics, and manufacturing, returned to R. J. Corman as President and CEO in 2016. Ed provides overarching strategic leadership for all facets of the company and is an executive leader with a proven track record of executing change in management strategies in order to improve overall company success. In addition to his years of service as a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve and Merchant Marine Reserve, his previous experience with R. J. Corman includes Vice President of Strategic Contracts and Sales, Vice President of the Derailment Services Company and General Manager of the Material Sales Company. He spent five years serving as the Vice President of Big Ass Solutions, a manufacturing and sales company in Lexington, KY where he was responsible for sales strategies/management, product innovation/development, marketing strategies, business innovation and business analytics. Ed is also a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

    John Langston

    John Langston  Group Vice President of Operations

    R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC

    John Langston joined R. J. Corman in April 2017 as Director of Project Management and advanced to the role of Group VP of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Contracted Services and Logistics business segments and for developing synergies for business growth. He is a 25-year veteran of manufacturing and operations in automotive, appliances, residential, commercial and industrial products, and he served in the U.S. Army. Before joining R. J. Corman, he spent ten years at Big Ass Solutions in a wide variety of roles including Vice President of Operations. John also holds a BBA from McKendree University and an MBA from Montreat College.

    Ray Goss

    Ray Goss  President

    R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC

    Raymond Goss, a veteran of the rail industry with over four decades of experience, joined R. J. Corman in 2019 after a 15-year career with Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Ray oversees all aspects and operations of R. J. Corman Railroad Company's short line railroads. Ray has a wealth of experience, having held a large variety of roles over his career, including: Senior Vice President of Engineering, Senior Vice President of Northeast Region, and Senior Vice President of New York and Pennsylvania Region while at G&W. Ray also spent five years at Amtrak Corporation as Division Engineer of the Northeast Division and held numerous positions during his 20 years at Canadian Pacific Railway. Ray is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business's Executive Development Program.

    Chase Armstrong

    Chase Armstrong Vice President of Commercial Development

    Contracted Services

    Chase Armstrong joined R. J. Corman in 2012. He has held numerous positions including Business Development Manager, Corporate Account Manager, Director of Sales, and Assistant Vice President of Commercial Development before taking on the role of Vice President of Commercial Development. In this position he oversees commercial activities for R. J. Corman's Contracted Services group which includes Railroad Services Emergency and Non-Emergency, Signaling, and Material Sales. Chase is responsible for building and executing sales plans for all R. J. Corman Contracted Services opportunities, overseeing corporate contracts, and communication with clients. He also has supervisory responsibility for corporate account managers and territorial commercial development managers. Chase has a thorough understanding of the many facets of R. J. Corman and the railroad industry market landscape. He serves on the Board of Directors Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association. Chase also holds a BS in Government/Public Relations from Morehead State University.

    Justin Broyles

    Justin Broyles Vice President of Commercial Development

    Railroads

    Justin Broyles rejoined R. J. Corman in 2018 after serving for three years as Chief Commercial Officer for Patriot Rail. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions within R. J. Corman focusing on emergency services, storm response, construction, and national account management. He brings almost 2 decades of railroad industry experience. As Vice President of Commercial Development, he oversees all commercial activity, including managing the marketing and sales teams, for R. J. Corman’s 14 short line railroads and for the company’s storm team efforts. Justin has a robust background in corporate account management, rail related services, new business development, negotiations, mergers/acquisitions, supply chain logistics, and growing strong client relationships. He also holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Southern Illinois University.

    Alín Campián

    Alín Campián Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Yield Management

    Railroads

    Alín Campián joined R. J. Corman in 2020 as the company’s Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Yield Management. Alín plays a key role in ensuring that R. J. Corman maintains a competitive position in the transportation & logistics industry and propels the company toward greater analytical precision, the use of data driven metrics, and revenue optimization processes across the R. J. Corman platform. He is a Business Development and Financial Planning & Analysis leader with over 15 years of experience in the infrastructure and transportation & logistics space.  For 10 years, Alín assisted private equity investors with leveraging their assets to accelerate revenue, improve asset yields, and achieve exponential growth. Prior to his position with R. J. Corman, Alín held leadership positions with Steel River Transport Ventures, Patriot Rail Company, Florida East Coast Railway, and CSX Transportation. Alín holds a BS in Business Administration as well as multiple advanced degrees including a Master in Communication Science, a Master in Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from North Carolina State University.

    Mike Robinson

    Mike Robinson Vice President of Commercial Development

    Logistics

    Mike Robinson joined R. J. Corman in 2017 as Vice President of Commercial Development. Mike leads commercial development efforts on all logistics operations including switching, distribution center, mechanical car repair and trucking. He is responsible for market pricing, margin management, budget control, corporate relationships, and process improvement activities for administration functions. He brings strengths in executive leadership, sales, and human capital management from a background of leadership in a variety of industrial and retail industries. He also holds a BS in Public Relations and a MS in Occupational Health and Safety from Murray State University.

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    John Langston

    John Langston  Group Vice President of Operations

    R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC

    John Langston joined R. J. Corman in April 2017 as Director of Project Management and advanced to the role of Group VP of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Contracted Services and Logistics business segments and for developing synergies for business growth. He is a 25-year veteran of manufacturing and operations in automotive, appliances, residential, commercial and industrial products, and he served in the U.S. Army. Before joining R. J. Corman, he spent ten years at Big Ass Solutions in a wide variety of roles including Vice President of Operations. John also holds a BBA from McKendree University and an MBA from Montreat College.

    Chase Armstrong

    Chase Armstrong  Vice President of Commercial Development

    Chase Armstrong joined R. J. Corman in 2012. He has held numerous positions including Business Development Manager, Corporate Account Manager, Director of Sales, and Assistant Vice President of Commercial Development before taking on the role of Vice President of Commercial Development. In this position he oversees commercial activities for R. J. Corman's Contracted Services group which includes Railroad Services Emergency and Non-Emergency, Signaling, and Material Sales. Chase is responsible for building and executing sales plans for all R. J. Corman Contracted Services opportunities, overseeing corporate contracts, and communication with clients. He also has supervisory responsibility for corporate account managers and territorial commercial development managers. Chase has a thorough understanding of the many facets of R. J. Corman and the railroad industry market landscape. He serves on the Board of Directors Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association. Chase also holds a BS in Government/Public Relations from Morehead State University.

    Rick Johnson

    Rick Johnson  Vice President, Railroad Services

    Rick Johnson joined R. J. Corman in 2005 as the Chief Engineer of Railroads. He has since then advanced to Vice President of Railroad Services where he oversees the operations of the company’s non-emergency divisions that perform work including track construction, maintenance of way, and industrial services. Rick has a lifetime of experience in the rail industry. He began as a track laborer and through ingenuity and hands-on experience worked his way up through the various ranks associated with railroad engineering. Rick brings a practical mentality and knows how to teach crews to carry out superior workmanship.

    Nick Edelen

    Nick Edelen  Vice President of Operations, Railroad Services

    Nick Edelen joined R. J. Corman in 2009 through the company’s Management Trainee Program. Nick excelled in the program and was hired as Business Analyst for the company after which he became the Business & Contract Manager, AVP of Business, and rose to Vice President of Operations. He currently oversees the overall safety, financial, administrative, and operational aspects of R. J. Corman’s Railroad Emergency Services company. He also provides oversight for the company’s mechanical shops at the headquarters location. Nick’s areas of expertise include operations management, contract management, and strategic partnerships. He was named as a 2018 Progressive Railroading Rising Star. Nick also holds a BA in Business Administration from Georgetown College as well as a Certificate in Railway Management from Michigan State University.

    Nicholas Spalding

    Nicholas Spalding  Director, Material Sales

    Nicholas Spalding joined R. J. Corman in 2010 through the company’s Management Trainee Program. After achieving success in the program, he was hired into the Material Sales Company where he has held various roles. He currently leads the Material Sales Company and Distribution Centers and is responsible for the strategic development of those companies. He implements practices for large volume efficiency, oversees the operations that enable just-in-time deliveries, hi-rail delivery, material delivery to point of installation, material kitted to customer specifications, construction of track panels, and scrap reclamation, as well as oversees the company’s multiple distribution centers. Nicholas brings strengths in management, supply chain logistics, and transportation planning. He also holds a BA in Business Administration from Georgetown College as well as a Certificate in Railway Management from Michigan State University.

    Casey Heath

    Casey Heath  Assistant Vice President of Staff & Purchasing

    Casey Heath joined R. J. Corman in 1999 working in the company’s Shop facility, where he excelled in the processes for DOT logs and fuel tax reports. After holding numerous positions in the company with increasing responsibility, Casey advanced to the role of AVP of Staff & Purchasing. Casey oversees best practices for purchasing and ensures the highest value is garnered on the company’s behalf. He provides supervisory oversight for the Purchasing Department, plays a role in Storm Team coordination, works on special projects with Senior Management, and oversees various aspects of asset management. He has broad experience at R. J. Corman having served in a variety of positions in the Shop, Material Sales Company, Asset Management, and Storm Team. Casey brings a proactive approach and has valuable cross-functional understanding of company operations.  

    Richard Barsalona

    Richard Barsalona  General Manager, Signaling

    Richard Barsalona joined R. J. Corman in 2019 and quickly advanced to the role of Signaling General Manager in 2020. He oversees the operations management, administration, production efficiencies, and financial strategy for the Signaling Company. Richard has over 30 years of engineering and project management experience. He has held many leadership positions in companies serving the automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors including roles with Ford Motor Company, Continental Automotive, and Big Ass Fans. Richard brings expertise in technical knowledge for improving production processes, project management, and engineering as well as people management skills needed to invest in the company’s human capital. He also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York and an MBA from the University of Detroit.

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    Ray Goss

    Ray Goss  President

    R. J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC

    Raymond Goss, a veteran of the rail industry with over four decades of experience, joined R. J. Corman in 2019 after a 15-year career with Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Ray oversees all aspects and operations of R. J. Corman Railroad Company's short line railroads. Ray has a wealth of experience, having held a large variety of roles over his career, including: Senior Vice President of Engineering, Senior Vice President of Northeast Region, and Senior Vice President of New York and Pennsylvania Region while at G&W. Ray also spent five years at Amtrak Corporation as Division Engineer of the Northeast Division and held numerous positions during his 20 years at Canadian Pacific Railway. Ray is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business's Executive Development Program.

    Justin Broyles

    Justin Broyles  Vice President of Commercial Development

    Justin Broyles rejoined R. J. Corman in 2018 after serving for three years as Chief Commercial Officer for Patriot Rail. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions within R. J. Corman focusing on emergency services, storm response, construction, and national account management. He brings almost 2 decades of railroad industry experience. As Vice President of Commercial Development, he oversees all commercial activity, including managing the marketing and sales teams, for R. J. Corman’s 14 short line railroads and for the company’s storm team efforts. Justin has a robust background in corporate account management, rail related services, new business development, negotiations, mergers/acquisitions, supply chain logistics, and growing strong client relationships. He also holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Southern Illinois University.

    Alín Campián

    Alín Campián  Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Yield Management

    Alín Campián joined R. J. Corman in 2020 as the company’s Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Yield Management. Alín plays a key role in ensuring that R. J. Corman maintains a competitive position in the transportation & logistics industry and propels the company toward greater analytical precision, the use of data driven metrics, and revenue optimization processes across the R. J. Corman platform. He is a Business Development and Financial Planning & Analysis leader with over 15 years of experience in the infrastructure and transportation & logistics space.  For 10 years, Alín assisted private equity investors with leveraging their assets to accelerate revenue, improve asset yields, and achieve exponential growth. Prior to his position with R. J. Corman, Alín held leadership positions with Steel River Transport Ventures, Patriot Rail Company, Florida East Coast Railway, and CSX Transportation. Alín holds a BS in Business Administration as well as multiple advanced degrees including a Master in Communication Science, a Master in Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from North Carolina State University.

    John Phillips

    John Phillips  Vice President of Operations

    John Phillips joined R. J. Corman in 2014 as a Assistant General Manager and advanced to the role of Vice President of Operations. John provides strategic management and operational planning for short line operations and oversees trainmasters across multiple territories. He serves as the point person for communicating with Class I partners on interchanges, implements new policies and procedures relating to safety and efficiency, provides budgetary oversight, and establishes local manager benchmarks along with the provision of managerial resources. John has over three decades of rail industry experience in operations, not only as a supervisor but as a conductor and engineer and brings the strengths of employee relatability and on the ground problem solving. He also holds RCO (remote control operator), conductor, and engineer certifications.

    Ed Quillian

    Ed Quillian  Chief Engineer

    Ed Quillian joined R. J. Corman in 2008 and has held multiple leadership positions, advancing to the role of Chief Engineer. Ed manages all crews, maintenance, and capital projects affiliated with the R. J. Corman railroad infrastructure across all the company’s short lines. He has almost two decades of experience in engineering services for Class I and short line railroads and a broad knowledge of rail maintenance, construction, bridge, and signal operations in both working and managing capacities. Ed also holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

    Steve Jones

    Steve Jones  Chief Mechanical Officer

    Steve Jones joined R. J. Corman in 1997. Steve has held numerous positions in the company and has focused on emergency services and the short line railroads. He has served as the Chief Mechanical Officer since 2005. He oversees maintenance for the entire fleet of R. J. Corman railcars and locomotives, including inspection processes, preventive maintenance plans, capital projects, and operation of R. J. Corman locomotive repair shops. He also oversees safety and DOT trainings for mechanical employees, ensures FRA compliance, and ensures AAR compliance. Steve holds certifications in railcar repair, EMD engine repair, and effective management/leadership.

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    John Langston

    John Langston  Group Vice President of Operations

    R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC

    John Langston joined R. J. Corman in April 2017 as Director of Project Management and advanced to the role of Group VP of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Contracted Services and Logistics business segments and for developing synergies for business growth. He is a 25-year veteran of manufacturing and operations in automotive, appliances, residential, commercial and industrial products, and he served in the U.S. Army. Before joining R. J. Corman, he spent ten years at Big Ass Solutions in a wide variety of roles including Vice President of Operations. John also holds a BBA from McKendree University and an MBA from Montreat College.

    Mike Robinson

    Mike Robinson  Vice President of Commercial Development

    Mike Robinson joined R. J. Corman in 2017 as Vice President of Commercial Development. Mike leads commercial development efforts on all logistics operations including switching, distribution center, mechanical car repair and trucking. He is responsible for market pricing, margin management, budget control, corporate relationships, and process improvement activities for administration functions. He brings strengths in executive leadership, sales, and human capital management from a background of leadership in a variety of industrial and retail industries. He also holds a BS in Public Relations and a MS in Occupational Health and Safety from Murray State University.

    Chris Stevens

    Chris Stevens  Vice President, Railroad Switching

    Chris Stevens joined R. J. Corman in 2013 as the Manager of Operating Practices and Safety and advanced through many high-level positions with the Railroad and Switching operations at the company. He currently serves as Vice President, overseeing the operations and safety for all of the industrial Switching Company sites. Chris has over 27 years of rail industry experience with a background in terminal and yard operations, traffic planning and routing, budgeting and cost control, staff training, new manager mentorship, hazmat training, safety audits, and derailment investigation/review processes. Before coming to R. J. Corman, Chris gained experience with Class I and short line railroads by holding various leadership positions with CSX and Alabama Gulf Coast Railway.

    Jimmy Spencer

    Jimmy Spencer  Vice President, Railroad Switching

    Jimmy Spencer joined R. J. Corman in 2017 as the Director of Signal Construction after which he advanced to Vice President of Signaling and now serves as Vice President of Switching. Jimmy oversees Switching Class I operations which is part of the business growth at R. J. Corman. He implements management frameworks and equips the teams that will run such sites to meet high-level industry expectations. Prior to joining R. J. Corman, Jimmy worked at CSX Transportation for 20 years, serving as the Terminal Superintendent, Electronics Engineer, Signaling Supervisor, and Signal Construction Foreman. Jimmy oversaw large switching yards while at CSX and brings expertise in running high-volume operations. He also holds a degree in Electronics from the University of Kentucky.

     

    Dan Puckett

    Dan Puckett  Assistant Vice President of Safety & Training, Railroad Switching

    Danny Puckett joined R. J. Corman in 2014 as a Division Manager for Switching and moved up quickly through various Switching leadership roles to Assistant Vice President of Safety & Training. Danny oversees employee safety training, engineer certification processes, incident reporting, and development/implementation of safety tools, resources, and continuing education. He has over 25 years of railroad experience including 10 years as a locomotive engineer and 16 years of supervisory experience including the positions of Road Foreman, Trainmaster, Line of Road Trainmaster, Division Manager, Assistant General Manager and General Manager of Switching Operations. He is also certified as a locomotive operator and designated supervisor of locomotive operators as well as certified in remote control operations and as a remote control instructor.

    Greg Miller

    Greg Miller  Assistant Vice President of Mechanical Operations, Railroad Switching

    Greg Miller joined R. J. Corman in 2018 with over four decades of experience in mechanical railcar repair. Greg oversees the development and expansion of the company’s mechanical footprint within the R. J. Corman network. This allows railcars to be maintained at the site level which reduces out-of-service delays and offers significant benefits to customers. Greg has worked with mechanical departments for all Class I railroads and many major railcar leasing companies. His experience includes setting up major railcar repair facilities (including both mobile and base shop facilities) across the US and into Canada. Greg has held numerous leadership positions in the railroad industry.

    Wayne Edge

    Wayne Edge  Director of Operations, Railroad Switching

    Wayne Edge joined R. J. Corman in 2011 as an Assistant Division Manager and has since advanced to the role of Director of Operations for Switching. In this role he oversees the automotive operations across a wide geography including those in Texas, Mississippi, Indiana, and Kentucky. Wayne provides critical leadership for the start-up of the automotive and switching divisions at R. J. Corman. Wayne provides strengths in logistics/transportation, engineering (for railroad, automotive, and commercial carriers), and stakeholder relationship management. His professional background includes owning and operating an automotive logistics commercial carrier business for over 15 years. He has served as an active member of the Mississippi Operation Lifesaver since 2014. Additionally, he has worked as a Conductor, Engineer, Assistant Manager, Division Manager, Railcar Repairman, railroad maintenance of way team member, and Director of Human Relations and Development.

    Ken Dziwulski

    Ken Dziwulski  Director of Operations, Railroad Switching

    Ken Dziwulski joined R. J. Corman in 2018 as the Director of Operations for Switching with almost three decades of railroading experience. Ken oversees 11 industrial switching locations in the Southeast and is responsible for the safety, efficiency of the operations, and profitability of each site. He has also been instrumental in growing business and creating a track maintenance program. Ken has extensive experience, having held multiple positions with CSX and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Ken brings strengths in operational management and new business initiative development.  He also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a MS in Transportation and Logistics from the University of Denver, and a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

    Nicholas Spalding

    Nicholas Spalding  Director, Material Sales

    Nicholas Spalding joined R. J. Corman in 2010 through the company’s Management Trainee Program. After achieving success in the program, he was hired into the Material Sales Company where he has held various roles. He currently leads the Material Sales Company and Distribution Centers and is responsible for the strategic development of those companies. He implements practices for large volume efficiency, oversees the operations that enable just-in-time deliveries, hi-rail delivery, material delivery to point of installation, material kitted to customer specifications, construction of track panels, and scrap reclamation, as well as oversees the company’s multiple distribution centers. Nicholas brings strengths in management, supply chain logistics, and transportation planning. He also holds a BA in Business Administration from Georgetown College as well as a Certificate in Railway Management from Michigan State University.

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    Jerry Adams

    Jerry Adams  President of Real Estate

    Jerry Adams joined R. J. Corman in 1986 and has dedicated his career to the development of many facets of the R. J. Corman family of companies. He has worked on the company’s railroads alongside the company’s founder, managed the company’s shops and grounds, and led maintenance/repair work for countless projects. As President of Real Estate, Jerry is responsible for real estate, buildings and facilities, farming operations, railroad police, and special projects. He oversees the upkeep of numerous properties including the company headquarters and has deployed teams on repair and recovery work when needed across multiple states. Jerry is skilled team building, personnel management, and project coordination.   

    Korey Colyer

    Korey Colyer  Vice President of Finance & Strategy

    Korey Colyer joined R. J. Corman in 2008. Korey is responsible for the management of the Finance Department and strategic planning for R. J. Corman Railroad Group. After several years in the company’s Shops & Buildings Department, Korey took on significant responsibility in the strategic development and initiatives of all R. J. Corman companies. He oversees general financial performance and related data, provides forecasting and budget management as well as financial reviews, assists in merger and acquisition activities, manages key projects, and has supervisory responsibility for the company’s legal department. Korey has over a decade of experience in railroad industry finance, holds a BA in Accounting, and holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

    Patrick Johnson

    Patrick Johnson  Vice President of Finance & Accounting

    Patrick Johnson joined R. J. Corman in 2008 through the company’s Management Trainee Program. After excelling in the program, he became a Financial Analyst and was then promoted to Director of Finance, and later to Assistant Chief Financial Officer. In his current position, he manages the Accounting Department, oversees financial functions including payroll, management of accounts payable/receivable, cash management, and financial analysis. Patrick also plays an important role in merger and acquisition activities. Patrick monitors both rail industry and global business trends in order to provide key insights in financial decision making. He holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and has also completed executive level courses in financial strategy and decision making at the University of Chicago.

    Josie Curtis

    Josie Curtis Vice President of People Services

    Josie Curtis joined R. J. Corman in 2008 already having over a decade of experience in Human Resources. As the VP of People Services, Josie is responsible for overseeing recruiting and hiring, employee training, the Management Training Program, and health and wellness. She has held several roles in the company, such as Employment Supervisor, Employment Manager, Director of Transportation and Recruitment, and Director of People Services before moving into her current position. She has vast knowledge of best practices for training, onboarding, counseling, labor laws, and specializes in recruiting. Josie also holds a BS in Business Management.

    Casey Heath

    Casey Heath  Assistant Vice President of Staff & Purchasing

    Casey Heath joined R. J. Corman in 1999 working in the company’s Shop facility, where he excelled in the processes for DOT logs and fuel tax reports. After holding numerous positions in the company with increasing responsibility, Casey advanced to the role of AVP of Staff & Purchasing. Casey oversees best practices for purchasing and ensures the highest value is garnered on the company’s behalf. He provides supervisory oversight for the Purchasing Department, plays a role in Storm Team coordination, works on special projects with Senior Management, and oversees various aspects of asset management. He has broad experience at R. J. Corman having served in a variety of positions in the Shop, Material Sales Company, Asset Management, and Storm Team. Casey brings a proactive approach and has valuable cross-functional understanding of company operations.  

    Christina Booth-Jackson

    Christina Booth  Information Technology Director

    Christina Booth-Jackson joined R. J. Corman in 2019 bringing 25 years of IT experience. As the IT Director, Christina oversees the information technology team, business systems and IT assets, broadband and telecommunications planning and support of infrastructure for all R. J. Corman companies, championing the evolution of business systems that allow for organizational efficiencies. She ensures that internal and external customers have an excellent user experience when it comes to product support and service desk systems. Christina brings experience from her background as a software developer and IT Manager for 911 dispatching systems, extensive experience in the automotive industry initially that led her to become the Vice President of IT and Communications for a tier-one service provider to several major car manufacturers, and finally as Chief Information Officer for an aerospace and defense company. She also holds a BS in Computer Science, MS in Information Technology Management, and is ITIL 4 Foundations certified.

    Lenora Gusler

    Lenora Gusler  Controller

    Lenora Gusler joined R. J. Corman in 2006 as a Senior Accountant after which she advanced to the role of Assistant Controller and then to her current position as Controller. In this role, Lenora is responsible for protecting R. J. Corman’s assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls, policies, procedures, security access, and reporting systems. She oversees recruitment, hiring, training, and coaching for employees in Accounting, Payroll, Systems, and Accounts Payable. She also leads the direction setting for these departments by driving efficiency, improving processes and procedures, upgrading software and systems, promoting continuing education, and striving toward excellent customer service. Lenora has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience and extensive knowledge of accounting procedures, payroll, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). She is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Accounting from Murray State University, and holds a BS in Management/Marketing from Western Kentucky University.

    Will Booher

    Will Booher  Corporate Counsel

    Will Booher joined R. J. Corman in 2016 as the company’s first in-house attorney. Will manages all legal matters pertaining to the R. J. Corman family of companies. He serves as an advisor on a variety of issues in a dynamic regulatory, labor, and transportation industry environment. In his primary role, he provides legal counsel and support to the company’s management team and operations leadership to further the company’s enterprise mission. Before coming to R. J. Corman, Will held positions at Ernst & Young as well as Dean Dorton with specialization in tax. His combined experience includes overseeing complex M&A and various other commercial and business transactions, providing litigation support and direction, and providing support for risk management functions. He holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and a JD from the University of Alabama School of Law. Will is a licensed CPA and is a licensed attorney admitted in Kentucky and Georgia.

    Todd Bivins

    Todd Bivins  Director of Risk Management

    Todd Bivins joined R. J. Corman in 2011 as the Business Insurance Manager and steadily assumed increasing responsibility at the company, advancing to the role of Director of Risk Management. Todd manages the Safety Department to develop and promote safety initiatives and DOT compliance, safety training and implementation, loss prevention programs, and organizational safety compliance. He oversees all incident investigations and serves as the primary liaison to affected parties. His duties also include managing and negotiating all property and casualty insurance coverage for R. J. Corman companies, leading the annual insurance renewal process, reviewing and editing major contracts for work to ensure insurance compliance, obtaining specialty insurance as needed, and managing claims related litigation in cooperation with R. J. Corman Corporate Counsel. Todd brings adaptability and complex claims knowledge to the role and has previous experience specializing in workers’ compensation. He also holds a BS in Journalism from University of Kentucky and a Certificate in Railway Management from Michigan State University.

    April Colyer

    April Colyer  Director of Public Relations

    April Colyer joined R. J. Corman in 2013 as a Dispatcher for Railroad Services after which she completed a leadership program where she rotated through all the R. J. Corman operating companies. She then served as a Project Manager and advanced to the role of Director of Public Relations. In this position, April oversees public relations efforts including internal and external stakeholder engagement, corporate communications, marketing design, special events, and community relations. She also has operational oversight of My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, the company’s excursion train where guests are treated to fine dining experiences. April has been part of a multitude of cross functional teams and projects during her tenure with the company, providing her with working knowledge of the company’s many business units. She has a wealth of knowledge about the R. J. Corman organizational culture and core values which guides her public relations approach. April also holds a BA in Chemistry from Transylvania University.

  • RJ ArrowAdvisory Board of Directors

    Dale Hawk

    Dale Hawk

    Dale Hawk, formerly with CSX, held various positions over his 32 years with the company. Prior to retirement he was the Sr. Vice President of Automotive Service Group. Mr. Hawk is currently a member of the National Freight Transportation Association.

    Jim Oaks

    Jim Oaks

    Jim Oaks retired from CSX Transportation, Inc., as Assistant Vice President - Coal Development after 44 years of service in various capacities. He is an AREMA Committee One member; serves on the Board of Directors for Lynch Consulting Group and serves on the Cumberland College Board of Trustees. Mr. Oaks is a member of the Pittsburgh Traffic Club, CSX Capitol Connections and Leadership Kentucky Alumni Association.

    Yvan Caffari

    Yvan Caffari

    Yvan Caffari, born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland, worked ten years in West Africa and in Lagos & Kano, Nigeria in various technical customer service, sales and general management positions. After his work in Africa he returned to Switzerland where in early 1969, he joined the railway track manufacturer MATISA, from which he retired as Vice President of Marketing where he was responsible for world wide sales. He then was President of the MATISA Pension Fund, covering all company employees, active and retired, a post he relinquished in May 2006. Yvan Caffari served eight years on the Executive Committee of Swissrail, Swiss Railway Exporters Association, two years as the President of the organization.

    Greg Fox

    Greg Fox

    Greg Fox began his career at Burlington Northern Santa Fe as a management trainee, after 30 years with the company he retired in 2016 as Executive Vice President of Operations. Throughout his tenure he held a variety of leadership roles. Positions held include: Vice President eBusiness, Vice President Technology Services, Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Transportation.

    Terry Evans

    Terry Evans

    Terry Evans began his railroad career at Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) as a Management Trainee, and after 38 years with the company, he retired as the Vice President of Transportation. Evans held various positions at NS, including General Manager of Transportation for the Eastern Region, Vice President of Process Engineering, and, in 2002, Vice President of Operations Planning and Budgets.

    Vern Graham

    Vern Graham

    Vern Graham retired from Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) as Vice President of United States Operations, and President of Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, a subsidiary of CP, after 37 years in the industry. He began his railroad career in 1973 as a Maintenance-of-Way Gang Laborer at the Milwaukee Road. He has served on many industry boards, such as the American Railroad Engineering and Maintenance Association (AREMA) and American Association of Railroad Superintendents (AARS) and is presently a member of the board for LORAM Maintenance of Way.