People News: TNW Corporation, Burns White
TNW Corporation promotes Bobby M. Franklin to vice president of transportation and appoints Joey Evans to director of business support and development. In addition, Burns White LLC welcomes J. Roy Nunn to its railroad practice group as legal counsel.
TNW Corporationa private operator of shortline railroads and logistics centers in Texas, announced on August 25 the promotion of Bobby M. Franklin to the position of vice president of transportation, effective immediately.
According to TNW Corporation, Bobby’s responsibilities include “leading TNW’s strategic performance of the company’s suite of rail holdings, as well as leading the company’s safety.” He reports directly to CEO Paul Treangen.
Bobby’s 18 years of experience in the rail industry includes Director of Rail Operations for TNW Corporation, General Manager of TXNW Railway, owned by TNW Corporation, Vice President of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB)Director of Transportation at NOPB, and Superintendent and Terminal Manager at CSX Transportation.
“Bobby’s leadership skills and vision will successfully grow TNW’s shortline rail business,” said Treangen.
Additionally, TNW Corporation has appointed Joey Evans as Director of Business Support and Development, effective immediately. Evans will also report directly to Treangen.
According to the company, Joey’s responsibilities include “building corporate relationships, which support customers, communities and economic development initiatives.” He will also provide internal support through customer data analysis and technology liaison.
Prior to his appointment, Evans served as Director of Customer Success for TNW Corporation in Dallas, Texas since 2017. His 19 years of rail industry experience includes various roles at South Norfolk Railway (NS), GE Transportation and Genesee and Wyoming.
white burn announced on August 18 that J. Roy Nunn would join the firm on September 1, 2022, as Counsel with the firm Railway Law practice group. Nunn joins Burns White from CSX Transportation, where he served as assistant general counsel for nearly 20 years. He will be associated with the firm’s New York office.
“Nunn is an accomplished legal advisor, advocate, and change agent, providing thought leadership, subject matter expertise, and oversight of process-driven systems and case management to optimize outcomes and efficiency of litigation and mitigate risk to the business,” Burns White said in a statement announcing the appointment.
Prior to his role at CSX, Nunn served as Resident Managing Partner of the law firm Anspach, Meeks & Nunn in Buffalo, New York, where he was responsible for establishing a regional office and managing and growing the business. ‘company. He was named first trial attorney in several seven-figure and punitive exposure cases, Burns White said.
“We are extremely excited about JR joining our firm,” said TH Lyda, Co-Chair of Burns White’s Rail Law Group. “Nunn is one of the leading thought leaders in legal writing strategy in the industry and we look forward to bringing his unique skillset to our clients.”