Rail Arbitration Rules Committee


Committee Chairman: Brad Thrasher, Vice President & General Manager-Ag Products,  Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, NE
NGFA Staff Liaisons: Charlie Delacruz and Mary Hitchcock

This committee, comprised of equal representation from carriers and shippers, oversees the application of the NGFA’s unique Rail Arbitration Rules that address specified rail service-related disputes and issues arising between shippers and carriers.
NameTitleOrganizationLocation
Michael R. BiloveskyVice President Marketing, Agriculture And MineralsKansas City Southern RailwayKansas City, MO
Wyatt BrummerVice President - Western Rail GrainsScoularOverland Park, KS
Sharon ClarkSr. VP, Regulatory Affairs & CompliancePerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Jerry CopeVice President, MarketingDakota Mill and Grain Inc.Rapid City, SD
Gary DevlinSr. Director TransportationAg Processing IncOmaha, NE
Jarad FarmerManaging Director, Sales, Grain & FertilizerCanadian Pacific RailwayMinneapolis, MN
Brad D. HildebrandVice PresidentCargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Mark HustonDirector Of North American TransportationLouis Dreyfus CompanyKansas City, MO
Ted JohnsonDirector, Ag Products MarketingCSX Transportation Inc.Jacksonville, FL
Leggett KitchinVice President, Ag Norfolk, VA
Bill KruegerPresident, Trade And Processing GroupThe Andersons Inc.Overland Park, KS
Terrence E. McDermottDirector, Supply Chain/RailBunge North America Inc.Chesterfield, MO
David PrzednowekDirector Of Sales & MarketingCNWinnipeg, MB
Doug StoryVice President - Commercial Pittsburg, KS
Tim StraffordAssociate General Counsel And Corporate SecretaryAssociation Of American RailroadsWashington, DC
Brad ThrasherVP & GM Ag ProductsUnion Pacific Railroad CompanyOmaha, NE