Railway Age’s 2024 Railroader of the Year Award, the 61st annual, goes to an experienced and highly respected North American rail industry leader: CN President and Chief Executive Officer Tracy Robinson.
“Tracy Robinson continues the sweeping leadership evolution the railroad industry has been undergoing for the past few years,” said Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono. “She continues to break new ground, bringing fresh ideas and a perspective based on change, growth and service. Tracy is leading CN during challenging times, strengthening and transforming the company and solidifying its position in the North American and global supply chains. While she brought many years of experience to CN, including leadership positions at Canadian Pacific and in Canada’s energy sector, she is dedicated to developing a new generation of railroaders from diverse backgrounds.”
“I would like to thank Railway Age for this recognition,” said Robinson. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire CN team, who does the essential work, day in and day out, to meet the needs of our customers and to safely move the economy. I am proud of our progress and excited about where we’re headed.”
Tracy Robinson was named President and CEO of CN in February 2022 following more than 30 years in Canada’s railroad and energy industries. She joined CN from TC Energy, where she was Executive Vice President, and President of Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and Coastal GasLink. Prior to joining TC Energy, Tracy spent 27 years at Canadian Pacific, including executive roles spanning Commercial, Operations and Finance. Tracy holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a Batchelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. Among many honors, she was named 2023 New CEO of the Year by The Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine.
Robinson will be presented with the Railroader of the Year award March 12, 2024 at the traditional dinner held at the Union League Club of Chicago, hosted by the Western Railway Club.
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“CN’s Tracy Robinson Named Railway Age’s 2024 Railroader of the Year”, November 13, 2023, www.railwayage.ca