Midwest Association of Rail Shippers Gather July 10–11 in Lake Geneva

Program to explore ‘Delivering Supply Chain Success with Rail Innovation and Sustainability’

CHICAGO—June 13, 2023 (James Street Media Services)—The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Summer Meeting will be held July 10–11, 2023, at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The theme will be “Delivering Supply Chain Success with Rail Innovation and Sustainability.”
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register soon before prices increase on June 17 for this popular gathering of industry insiders. 
“The North American rail industry is embarking on some exciting changes that will benefit shippers and the economy,” says Kathy Bathurst, MARS President, and Senior Sales Manager, CSX Transportation. “Our summer meeting is always a great place to catch up on industry issues, as well as network with peers in a relaxed setting.” 
The agenda will include high-level executives from railroads, major shippers, and industry experts, including:  
John Brooks, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, CPKC
Doug Grewe, Transportation Manager–Corrugated Mills, Packaging Corporation of America
Monica Freeman, Director, Rail Transportation, CHS, Inc.
Joe Monfredi, Director–Logistics Services, United States Steel
Kevin Murray, Vice President Supply Chain, Red Gold
Shannon Baker, Head of Customer Solutions, CSX
Patrick Fuchs, Member, Surface Transportation Board
Dan McLaughlin, AVP of Marketing & Sales Operations, Union Pacific
Jason Culotta, President, Midwest Food Products
Todd Tranausky, Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, FTR
This year’s meeting will also feature the annual Scholarship Golf Outing, plus a reception and networking dinner on the first day, July 10. The business meeting is scheduled for a full day on July 11.  
MARS 2023 Summer Meeting 
Monday and Tuesday, July 10–11, 2023
Grand Geneva Resort 7036 Grand Geneva Way Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Hotel accommodations
Grand Geneva Resort
Timber Ridge Lodge 
Meeting Cost 
$350 registration fee on or before June 16, 2023. On June 17, registration increases to $425.
Online conference information and registration
• Email: mars@mwrailshippers.com
• Phone: (872) 212-4134 
About The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers 
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is one of five regional North American associations under the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) national organization. Headquartered in the Chicago area, MARS provides an open forum for discussion and resolution of rail transportation issues by bringing railroads, shippers, receivers, and rail supply companies together twice annually for formal meetings in the Chicago area. To review the most recent meeting presentations, and to inquire about MARS membership, please visit the MARS website at www.mwrailshippers.com
Bill Fahrenwald
James Street Associates