New Norfolk Southern leadership

September 23, 2015

Norfolk Southern executive chairman steps down ahead of retirement

NORFOLK – Norfolk Southern Corp. announced on Tuesday that Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will step down as executive chairman of the company’s board effective Oct. 1.

On the same day, James Squires, president and CEO of the Norfolk-based railroad, will become the company’s next chairman of the board.Website Insert Development Finance and Management copy

Moorman will serve as senior adviser to Squires from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, when he will retire as a Norfolk Southern employee.

“I speak for the 30,000-strong Norfolk Southern team in expressing our gratitude for Wick’s leadership, friendship and vision over some of the most remarkable years in Norfolk Southern’s history,” Squires said in a statement, announcing the completion of Moorman’s time as executive chairman.

Historically, the president and CEO of Norfolk Southern has become the chairman as well.

Reporter Robert McCabe has the full story in The Virginian-Pilot by clicking here.


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