Union Pacific's Zoe Richmond Named Woman of the Year by the Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter of Women in Transportation
Roseville, Calif., March 11, 2013 The Metropolitan Phoenix chapter of Women in Transportation named Union Pacific's Zoe Richmond Woman of the Year at its recent meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Richmond currently serves as director − public affairs in Arizona and New Mexico.
"It is a privilege to be recognized by Women in Transportation," Richmond said. "I am excited to be one of a number of women at Union Pacific who are working to help take the company beyond its historic 150th anniversary and into the future."
Women in Transportation is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in the transportation industry. Since 1977, the organization has worked to help women find opportunity and recognition in transportation, turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.
As director of public affairs in Arizona and New Mexico, Richmond manages Union Pacific's work with state and local elected officials as well as the company's efforts to engage communities where Union Pacific trains operate. Richmond also oversees the company's philanthropic initiatives in both states. Previously, Richmond worked as director of corporate relations and media in Union Pacific's western region where she handled media relations, crisis response and supported corporate communications initiatives for eight states in the western U.S.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested nearly $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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