Clyde Allison, Jr., was named vice president audit and compliance; Fredric Ehlers was named vice president information technology; Jerry Hall was named vice president network and service management; Thomas Hurlbut was named vice president and controller; Denise Hutson was named corporate secretary; Alan Shaw was named vice president intermodal operations and Thomas Werner was named vice president and treasurer.
All of the appointments are effective November 1, with the exception of an October 1 effective date for Hutson.
Allison joined NS in 1993 as manager internal audit and subsequently served as assistant vice president strategic sourcing, assistant vice president accounting operations and assistant vice president corporate accounting. In 2009, he was named vice president and controller.
Ehlers joined NS in 1985 as a management trainee. He served in a number of transportation positions before being named assistant vice president executive in 2004 and vice president customer service in 2007.
Hurlbut joined NS in 1992 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company's accounting department. He was named assistant vice president internal audit in 2008 and vice president audit and compliance in 2010.
Hutson began her career with NS in 1994 and since 2000, has served in the Corporate Secretary's department, most recently as assistant corporate secretary. Hutson succeeds Howard McFadden, who is joining NS' real estate department in Atlanta as a general attorney.
Shaw joined NS in 1994 and has held positions in the finance and marketing departments. He was named group vice president coal marketing in 2008 and group vice president chemicals in 2009.
Werner joined NS in 1999 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the information technology department and was named vice president information technology in 2007. He holds degrees from Princeton University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.