AREMA Board of Governors

The AREMA Board of Governors is the governing body of AREMA and is responsible for strategic direction and policy. The business and affairs of the Association shall be governed by the Board of Governors.

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James K. Kessler, PE

President - 2018-2019

VP-Engineering

North Carolina Railroad Company

Email: jkkess204@nc.rr.com

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Dwight W. Clark

Past President - 2018-2019

General Director Engineering Technology (Ret)

Union Pacific Railroad

Email: dwclark79@gmail.com

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Edward D. Sparks, II, PE

Senior Vice President - 2018-2019

Asst Chief Engineer of Structures

CSX Transportation

Email: ed_sparks@csx.com

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Victor R. Babin

Governor - 2018-2021

Chief Engineering Officer

NICTD

Email: victor.babin@nictd.com

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Philip G. Merilli

Governor - 2015-2020

Vice President, Engineering

Norfolk Southern Railway

Email: Philip.Merilli@nscorp.com

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Ricky E. Johnson

Governor - 2018-2019

VP Engineering

CSX Transportation

Email: ricky_johnson@csx.com

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Joseph A. Smak

Treasurer - 2016-2019

Director of Engineering - Track (Ret)

Amtrak

Email: tracksmak@comcast.net

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Elizabeth Caruso, CAE

Executive Director

Executive Director/CEO

AREMA

Email: bcaruso@arema.org