Rail News – NS appoints corporate communications, compliance VPs. For Railroad Career Professionals

Norfolk Southern Corp. has appointed Betsy Talton-Buck vice president and chief communications officer and Angie Kolar, VP and chief compliance officer, effective April 9.

Both will report to Executive VP of Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Nabanita Nag.

Talton-Buck most recently was VP of global public relations and reputation for Delta Airlines. During her 20-year career there, she gained experience in crisis and reputation management, brand building and employee engagement. Talton-Buck previously held communications roles at aircraft manufacturer Embraer and Ketchum.

“With success at highly regarded companies that have a customer focus and with a brand building mindset, Betsy will play a critical role in driving competitive value for Norfolk Southern,” said Nag in a press release.

Kolar is assuming a new role at NS — she will oversee business ethics and compliance function, and be responsible for driving a culture of strong oversight and controls, NS officials said. Kolar also will help advance NS’ safety culture and serve as an adviser to to the Class I’s leaders on regulatory compliance and compliance culture.

Kolar has 20 years of experience at Colonial Pipeline, where she most recently was senior VP of operations, environment, health, safety and compliance.

“Norfolk Southern is further enhancing our compliance, operations and regulatory oversight capabilities,” said Nag, adding that Kolar’s extensive experience in compliance, operations and finance will be invaluable.


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