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The 2023 LRW Member of the Year Award was recently presented to Shundrekia Stewart of TrinityRail. Shundrekia’s impressive 31 year career in the rail industry includes 27 years in a variety of roles with BNSF and the last four years with TrinityRail, currently as the Director of Sales – Energy. She has been an active member of the LRW since 2019 and has served as the Membership Committee Chair since 2022. In the role as Membership Committee Chair, Shundrekia’s dedication to the LRW mission has contributed greatly to the growth and sustainability of the organization with our members and business partners. Within Trinity, Shundrekia is the co-leader of the “Women of Trinity” ERG and is a strong advocate for the rail industry and is dedicated to the success of those around her.

She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Girls Scouts of America and recently hosted several Girl Scouts and staff for an event at the TrinityHQ, showcasing careers within TrinityRail, manufacturing and STEM. Her leader, Michael Frey, SVP energy, construction & metals, submitted Shundrekia’s nomination and summed it up by saying, “Shundrekia truly deserves this recognition, as she lives the values and mission of the LRW every day!” We could not agree more! Congratulations Shundrekia and thank you for working so tirelessly to advance women in rail!

Nomination Period
The nomination period was August 1st – 31st, 2023 and is currently closed.
Winner Notification & Award Presentation
The LRW Member of the Year award was presented during the membership meeting at the 2023 LRW Annual Conference at Railway Interchange.
Award Questions
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