Monday, July 6, 2009


Date: July 1, 2009

To: Operations Division Employees; Business Forum

From: Peggy Hanson

Subject: Staff Announcements Within Transportation Operations

Steve Banta announced in April 2009 a process of evaluating every part of Operations to find areas

where we could do with less, and where we could do without. Given the required level of service and

staff reductions, Steve challenged all of us to seize the opportunity to approach our customers in a new,

refreshing and ultimately more effective way.

Effective July 1, 2009, Transportation Operations has a strong, yet streamlined management team in

place that is focused on our core service:

Field Operations Rail Operations Center Powell Merlo

Jay Jackson

ManagerDon AllisonManager

Hayden TalbotManager


Lyle PereiraManager

Dan StokesAssistant Manager

James BrownAssistant Manager

Ruth TillsonAssistant Manager

Ken JensonAssistant Manager

Greg LarsonAssistant Manager

Vic KandleAssistant Manager


Robert RomoAssistant Manager

Phil DavisAssistant Manager

Jean CookAssistant Manager

Dan Stokes, formerly assistant manager rail transportation, will join Field Operations in the important

work of overseeing field supervision and fare inspection. Gregory Donavon, most recently an assistant

manager at Merlo, will now support rail operators assigned to Elmonica. James Brown will move from

Elmonica to Ruby Junction, where he will support rail operators and the daily activities of Bus Dispatch

and Rail Control. Ruth Tillson and Robert Romo join the management team at Center Street, and Jean

Cook will join the team at Merlo.

I believe this offers an extraordinary opportunity to broaden the breadth and depth of our experience as a

transportation management team. I am also proud that we have been able to maintain our commitment to

minimizing the impact on our frontline employees.

Thank you.

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