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National Grain Car Council

The National Grain Car Council was founded by the former Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in 1994, and is made up of a balanced representation of executives knowledgeable in the transportation of grain, including members from the Class I railroads (the nation’s largest) representing marketing and management; representatives from the Class II and Class III railroads; members representing grain shippers and receivers; and members representing private rail car owners and rail car manufacturers.  The Council holds meetings at least once a year that allow the members to discuss openly issues affecting the grain transportation industry.  For questions about the Council, please contact Alan Cassiday by phone at (202) 245-0308 or by e-mail at alan.cassiday@stb.gov.

National Grain Car Council Membership


Shane Berrett
Gavilon Global AG Holdings, LLC

Vice Chair

Jon Harman
Canadian Pacific

2nd Vice Chair

Mark A. Huston
Louis Dreyfus Co. Rail Services LLC



Class I Railroads

Mike Bilovesky
Kansas City Southern

Kira Murphy
Canadian Pacific

Lindsey Fisher
Canadian National

Jon Harman [NGCC Vice Chair]
Canadian Pacific

Ted Johnson

Steve Ewers
Norfolk Southern

Todd Glissman

Ryan Leonard
Norfolk Southern

David Przednowek
Canadian National

Dan Schueth
Kansas City Southern

Laura Heisterkamp
Union Pacific

Jacob Thomas
Union Pacific

Jim Titsworth

Daniel Deboer

Class II and III Railroads

Deb Alexander
Genesee & Wyoming

Carrie Evans
Iowa Interstate Railroad

Michael Haeg
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.

Jim Lewis
Montana Rail Link

Jimmy Patterson
Watco Companies

Dave Long
Twin Cities & Western Railroad

Amy Homan
Iowa Northern Railway

Shippers & Receivers

Shane Berrett [NGCC  Chair]
Gavilon Global AG Holdings, LLC

Wyatt Brummer

Justin Cauley
CHS Inc.

Dustin Buntrock
Agtegra Coop

Tyler Williams
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Brian Groskreutz
Ag Valley Coop

Dana Hansen
Archer Daniels Midland

Brock Lautenschlager
Cargill Inc.

Mark A. Huston [NGCC 2nd Vice Chair]
Louis Dreyfus Co. Rail Services LLC

Alan Koenig
Grain Craft

Terry McDermott
Bunge North America

Mark Chambers
Perdue AgriBusiness

Ross Trentadue
Zen-Noh Grain Corp.

Gregory Twist
Ag Processing

Private Car Owners/Car Manufacturers

Keith Anderson
Wells Fargo Rail

Matt Branch
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co.

Brian J. Comstock
The Greenbrier Companies

John Glynn
CIT Rail

Charley Moore

Dean Sawyer
American Railcar Industries

Rob Zmudka
GATX Corp.

Meeting Materials

2022 Meeting 

2021 Meeting 

2020 Meeting 

Past Meetings

Other Materials

Renewal Charters

NGCC Historic Documents