NORFOLK, Va. — Howard D. McFadden has been named corporate secretary for Norfolk Southern Corp., effective March 1, with headquarters in Norfolk. He will report to James A. Hixon, executive vice president law and corporate relations.
McFadden joined Norfolk Southern as a tax department attorney in 2001. He was named general tax attorney, his current position, in 2005. McFadden earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education, both from the College of William & Mary, an accounting degree from Georgia State University, and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
In his new position, McFadden will assume the responsibilities held by Dezora M. Martin, who will retire March 1 after a 35-year railroad career. Martin joined Norfolk Southern in 1972 and was named corporate secretary in 1995.