Russ, Chunko to Lead Operating Regions at Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

GREENWICH, Conn. — Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced the promotion of Ronald G. Russ and Andrew T. Chunko to senior vice president.
Russ will lead GWI’s Oregon Region, which includes the Portland & Western and Willamette & Pacific railroads. He joined GWI in March 2009 as deputy general manager of the Oregon Region and has more than 30 years of railroad and financial management experience. He was previously executive vice president and chief financial officer with Kansas City Southern. Prior to that, he was a founder, treasurer, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Wisconsin Central Transportation Corp.
Chunko will lead GWI’s Rocky Mountain Region, which includes the Utah Railway and contract coal loading operations in the Powder River Basin. He was previously vice president of GWI’s Rail Link Region, where he was responsible for a combination of short line railroads and port operations. Chunko joined GWI in 2002 with the acquisition of the York Railway, where he served as operations manager. Prior to that, he held a variety of management positions with CSX Transportation, Inc.
— PRNewswire-FirstCall