Eastern & Southern Region


Monday, September 26

  • 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Registration Open
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tabletop Sponsor Set Up
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Legislative Policy Committee Meeting
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Young Professionals Social Hour
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Opening Reception with Sponsors

Tuesday, September 27

  • 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open
  • 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast with Sponsors
  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM General Session
    • Introduction and Eastern & Southern President's Awards presented by Justin Broyles, Eastern Region VP and VP of Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group and Ben Tarbutton III, Southern Region VP and President, Sandersville Railroad Company
    • Short Line Leaders Panel moderated by Chuck Baker; Bernardo Ayala, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Mexico Transportes U.S.A including Florida East Coast Railway; Steven Powell, President, Buckingham Branch Railroad Company; and Ed Quinn, President & Chief Executive Officer, R.J. Corman
    • Economic Update by Roger C. Tutterow, Ph.D, Professor, Kennesaw State University
    • FRA Priorities
    • Logistics Outlook with Kelley Minnehan and Matthew Frey, RSI Logistics
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Networking Lunch with Sponsors
  • 1:00 PM - 2:35 PM Breakout Sessions
    • Part 228 Hours of Service and the ASLRRA Waiver, Bill Smith, HQ Specialist Hours of Service, Federal Railroad Administration
    • Switching Operations Fatalities Analysis (SOFA), Brian Reilly, Specialist, Railroad Safety Partnerships Division, Federal Railroad Administration
    • ESG 102, Herman Crosson, Chief Safety and Compliance Office, Anacostia Rail Holdings Company; Ginny King; and Sean Strong, AVP, Environmental, Watco
  • 2:35 PM - 3:05 PM Networking Break with Sponsors
  • 3:05 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions
    • Federal Motor Carriers Clearinghouse Requirements, Holly Rainwater, Vice President of Drug and Alcohol Programs and  Katie Inouye, President, Spark Training Solutions
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sandhouse Sessions: Eastern Region, Southern Region, and Suppliers

Wednesday, September 28

  • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Open
  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast with Sponsors
  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM General Session
    • Introductions and Announcements by Ben Tarbutton III and Justin Broyles
    • CSX Update by Arthur Adams, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, CSX
    • Shipper Panel with Becca Aldridge, Director of Operations, Georgia Pacific
    • Norfolk Southern Update by Ed Elkins, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Norfolk Southern
    • SLSI Update by Tom Murta, Executive Director, Short Line Safety Institute and SLSI Team
    • Legislative and Regulatory Update, ASLRRA Staff
  • 11:30 AM Buses depart for Golf
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Golf Tournament
  • 6:00 PM Buses return from Golf

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September 26-28, 2022

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-1234
Reserve a Room

Please help us by booking your hotel room within our ASLRRA block at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

We pay penalties if we do not fill our block. Use the link provided or provide the Group Code if booking by phone.

Group Code: G-ASLR
Room Rate: $179
Deadline for Discounted Room: Friday, August 26

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Please register now to secure the early bird discount rate! All rates will increase after August 15, 2022.


For questions or assistance, please contact ASLRRA.