Annual Committee Chairs Luncheon

Committee Members are the heart of AREMA’s Mission. It is because of them AREMA is able to provide the rail industry the essential educational information and tools it needs. Their time, talent and expertise help to create the knowledgeable community and exceptional experiences we all value so highly. Join us in honoring the outgoing and incoming chairs of our 30 technical committees at our Annual Committee Chairs Luncheon. Purchase your ticket while you are registering online for the 2019 Annual Conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:15 – 2:00 PM 

Keynote Speaker

John C. Hellmann has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genesee & Wyoming since 2017 and Chief Executive Officer since 2007. He joined the company in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer. During his 19 years at G&W, the company has grown from 21 railroads to 120 railroads and grown from a market capitalization of $45 million to $6 billion. Previously, Mr. Hellmann worked in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers and Schroder & Co. in New York and also for Weyerhaeuser Co. in Tokyo and Beijing. Jack currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of American Railroads and is Chairman of the Board of Adelaide-based Genesee & Wyoming Australia, a 51%-49% joint venture with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.

Mr. Hellmann is a graduate of Princeton University and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a concentration in China Studies. He is married with three children and lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Corporate Tables

Reserve your Corporate Table now to ensure optimal seating for you and your guests. A reserved table can be used as a great way to entertain current clients and to impress prospective customers. Corporate tables get preferential placement near the front of the banquet room and offer prime seating. Each table holds ten seats. Buy your tickets in advance, tickets are subject to sell out.  Reserve your Corporate Table online while you’re registering for the 2019 Annual Conference or contact Christy Thomas for more details.