The North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) Board of Directors has elected Duane Long as board chairman and Franklin Rouse, Jr., as vice chairman.
Long will succeed John Atkins, III, who served as chairman since 2009. Atkins will continue to serve as a member of the board.
Long, who has served on the NCRR Board since 2011, is chairman of Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, headquartered in Raleigh. He and his wife started the company in 1984, providing trucking, warehousing and foreign trade zone management operations.
Rouse has served on the NCRR Board since 2011. He is president of Rouse Insurance Agency, Inc., of Leland and is active in a variety of Brunswick County business organizations.
The North Carolina Railroad Company owns and manages the 317-mile rail corridor extending from Morehead City to Charlotte. The railroad carries 60-plus freight trains and 10 passenger trains daily.