Union Pacific's Lynn Kelley Honored as a Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Omaha, Neb., October 20, 2014
Union Pacific Railroad's Lynn Kelley is recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal's 13th annual Women Worth Watching feature. As vice president-Supply and Continuous Improvement, Kelley is responsible for purchasing, strategic sourcing and the company's industrial engineering activities, as well as quality and continuous improvement activities.
Profiles in Diversity Journal annually celebrates leading women executives to encourage aspiring business leaders and help women advance into leadership ranks. "Women Worth Watching" are nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for their initiative and achievements.
"I am honored to be recognized among so many exceptional, accomplished women who share a commitment to do what is right for our respective companies," said Kelley. "Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of industries in many countries, and realized that the most important part of any job is the corporate culture and opportunity for personal growth. I have found my match at Union Pacific and am thankful to Profiles in Diversity Journal for the opportunity to share my story."
Kelley joined Union Pacific in 2011 as vice president-Continuous Improvement. In January 2014, she assumed additional responsibility for the company's Supply Department. Kelley also leads BRIDGES, the Union Pacific LGBT employee network, which works to attract, retain and develop the careers of the company's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
Kelley holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University, an MBA from Michigan State University, and a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Detroit-Mercy. She has published books in the fields of statistics and operational excellence.
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 connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. 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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