KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Southern announced the appointment of Michael W. Upchurch as senior vice president financial management and purchasing.
Upchurch will direct The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. (KCSR) and advise Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM) on all long-range planning, purchasing and internal audit matters. He will report to executive vice president and chief financial officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer.
“In addition to an extensive background in managing a broad array of financial functions for a major, international telecommunications company, Mike brings an impressive track record of change management, driving for results and leadership,” Ottensmeyer said. “We are pleased to have Mike join our finance team.”
Upchurch joins KCS from Sprint Nextel, where he spent 16 years, most recently as senior vice president financial operations. Prior to joining Sprint, he spent seven years with Price Waterhouse, where he served a diverse client base.
He holds a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis on accounting from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the College of Business Advisory Board and the Accounting Department Advisory Board for Kansas State University.
— Business Wire