Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 13, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 13, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 30
Norfolk Southern CEO to Give Next Leaders & Legends Lecture


By Andrew Blumberg
Carey Business School

Charles W. "Wick" Moorman, the chairman, president and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corp., is the scheduled speaker for the April installment of the Carey Business School's Leaders & Legends breakfast series, to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.

Appointed chairman in 2006, Moorman has served the railroad — a leading national freight carrier operating 21,000 route miles in 22 eastern states and the District of Columbia — in numerous leadership capacities, including as assistant vice president for stations, terminals and transportation planning; vice president for personnel and labor relations; and vice president for information technology. Before being named president of Norfolk Southern in 2004, he was president of the corporation's Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications sector and senior vice president of corporate planning and services.

Moorman serves on the boards of the Association of American Railroads and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. He is also chairman of the board of trustees of the Chrysler Museum of Art and a board member of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Nature Conservancy of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the advisory boards of Georgia Tech and the International Energy Agency Coal Industry.

A graduate of Georgia Tech, he received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Leaders & Legends features today's most influential business and public policy leaders addressing topics of global interest and importance. The monthly series is designed to engage business and community professionals in an examination of the most compelling issues and challenges facing society today. Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35. To register and for more information, go to


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