CALVERTON, MD, January 7, 2016 — Effective January 1, the Intermodal Association of North America welcomed four members to its board of directors and installed its officers for the 2016 membership year. The board consists of 13 individuals representing the five divisions of IANA.
Katie Farmer, group vice president for consumer products of BNSF Railway, was re-elected to the board and chairmanship of the association. 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.
“We look forward to working under Katie's leadership again this year,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IANA, “Her industry experience and insight position the association to engage in major issues facing the intermodal community.”
Adriene B. Bailey, chief strategy officer at Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., retained her office of vice chairman of the association. Dave Manning, president of Nashville-based TCW, Inc., was elected as the association's treasurer.
In addition to Ms. Farmer, IANA members elected three directors to serve three-year terms. Joining the 2016 board to represent the motor carrier, 3PL and marine divisions respectively, are:
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 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.