Women In Rail
For the first time, Railway Age is honoring visionary women in the rail industry with the Women in Rail award. Our 10 winners, selected by a panel of judges from nominees across the range of freight, transit and supplier companies, are making a difference by helping to drive their companies forward while making invaluable contributions to a better community outside the workplace. They represent not only trailblazers and leaders of vision and excellence, but also the ranks of employees with “boots on the ground,” whose day-to-day example of professionalism and excellence show the way for women – and men – seeking opportunity and advancement, to follow. 14 Railway Age // November 2017
By STUART CHIRLS, senior editor
New York MTA
Wells Fargo Rail
KellyAnne Gallagher joined the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as director, regulatory affairs, corporate standards, and benchmarking in 2016 after 16 years as director/assistant vice president with the American Public Transportation Association. She led Women’s Transportation Seminar, the allied WTS Foundation, and i s a member of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Rail Safety Advisory Committee and co-chairs the International Union of Railways’ High Speed and Regional Rail committees. She is an alumna of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Wilson leads the Surface Transportation Team at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, serving as President of Wells Fargo Rail, which owns and leases 185,000 railcars and 1,800 locomotives. Wilson also manages the Commercial Vehicle Group. She provides strategic leadership and is responsible for implementing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2013, Wilson was Chief Financial Officer at rail equipment lessor Helm Financial Corp. Wilson earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston College as well as an MBA from Babson College.
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Women In Rail