CALVERTON, MD (January 8, 2014) — Effective January 1, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) welcomed four new members to its board of directors and installed its officers for the membership year. Consisting of 13 individuals representing the combined interests of IANA’s diverse membership, the board of directors oversees the activities of the Association and provides guidance and perspective to inform IANA’s policy and goals.
Katie Farmer, group vice president, consumer products of BNSF Railway, was elected as the Association’s vice chairman and joins IANA Chairman Phil Shook, director of intermodal at C.H. Robinson, and IANA Treasurer Don Aiken, vice president of intermodal operations at Schneider National Inc., who were both re-elected to their positions. Ms. Farmer has over 20 years of experience in the railroad industry and is responsible for the commercial activities of BNSF’s intermodal and automotive business.
“IANA’s Board of Directors has a significant role in growing our organization,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IANA. “Their combined industry experience brings a wealth of knowledge and new insight to further advance the Association’s goals.”
Each of IANA’s four new board members will serve a three-year term. Joining the 2014 Board of Directors are:
- Adriene B. Bailey, vice president of strategic business development for the transportation division at Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., filling an at-large seat;
- Kate Betsworth, vice president of intermodal operations at Union Pacific Railroad Company, also filling an at-large seat;
- Robert “Bob” Curry Jr., president and chief executive officer of California Multimodal LLC, filling a motor carrier division opening; and,
- Keith Lovetro, president and chief executive officer of TRAC Intermodal, filling a supplier division seat.
IANA is North America's only industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The association’s mission is to promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue. The association offers valuable information and services specific to the intermodal industry encompassing consensus business solutions that facilitate: operations, regulatory compliance, and policy issue management. IANA's membership roster of over 1,000 members represents the diverse companies critical to moving freight efficiently and safely. IANA provides a discussion forum for the many types of stakeholders along the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit www.intermodal.org.