Washington, D.C., Office Contacts

Mike Rock, Vice President - External Relations

Union Pacific Corporation
700 13th St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone:(202) 662-0130
Fax:(402) 501-3422

Mike Rock was appointed vice president - External Relations in 2007. He operates out of the Washington, D.C., office of Union Pacific Corporation and its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad.

In this position, Rock is responsible for issues dealing with transportation and the railroad. This includes economic and safety regulation, passenger rail and Amtrak, security, labor, and state and local transportation projects involving the railroad.

From 1998 to 2006, he served as assistant vice president - External Relations, and from 1992 to 1998, served as the director of Washington Affairs for Transportation. Prior to taking that position, Rock worked at Union Pacific’s hazardous waste management subsidiary, USPCI, as its director of State Relations in Houston, Texas.

In 1989, under Secretary Sam Skinner, Rock served as deputy director of Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Before joining DOT, he was minority professional staff on the Surface Transportation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Public Works and Transportation Committee. He also was the legislative director for Congressman Bud Shuster (R-PA).

Rock holds a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College.

Printz Bolin, Asst. Vice President - External Relations

Union Pacific Corporation
700 13th St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone:(202) 662-0104
Fax:(402) 501-3422

Printz Bolin was appointed assistant vice president - External Relations in February 2008. He operates out of the Washington, D.C., office of Union Pacific Corporation and its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad.

In his position, Bolin is responsible for tax issues, environmental legislation, as well as energy issues facing the company. In addition, he also covers health and retirement issues for the company.

Bolin began his career with Union Pacific in 1991 as president of USPCI of Mississippi, the hazardous waste disposal subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation. After the sale of USPCI in 1994, Bolin joined Union Pacific Resources as director of State Government Relations. Union Pacific Resources was the energy subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation.

In 1996, after the successful spin-off of Union Pacific Resources, Bolin was promoted to vice president for Federal Affairs and managed the company’s Washington, D.C., office until the sale of Union Pacific Resources to Anadarko Corporation in 2000.

Bolin served as chief of staff to Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) from 1987 until 1991.

A 1982 Bachelor of Science graduate of the University of Mississippi, Bolin is married and the father of two sons.

James Houton, Asst. Vice President - External Relations

Union Pacific Corporation
700 13th St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone:202-662-0115
Fax:(402) 501-3422

James Houton was appointed assistant vice president-External Relations in October 2008. Houton operates out of the Washington, D.C., office of Union Pacific Corporation and its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad. In this position, Houton is responsible for issues involving the railroad industry, including safety, economic regulation and freight legislation.

Prior to joining the railroad, Houton was a consultant with Elmendorf Strategies in Washington, D.C. He worked as the director of government relations for Microsoft Corporation, in the U.S. Senate for Senator John F. Kerry and with the Senate Democratic Leadership's Steering & Coordination Committee. He served as vice president of government relations with the New England Council.

Houton holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in history from New York University.
 

Sue Andres, Sr. Director - Washington Affairs, Transportation

Union Pacific Corporation
700 13th St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 662-0120
Fax: (402) 501-3422

Elizabeth Leddy, Manager - Political Programs

Union Pacific Corporation
700 13th St., N.W., Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 662-0110
Fax: (202) 662-0199

Liz Leddy was appointed manager - Political Programs in January 2015. Leddy operates out of Union Pacific's Washington, D.C., government affairs office.

Leddy received her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, majoring in Political Science and her master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing and Sales from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Prior to this position, she held various logistics and marketing and sales positions at Union Pacific's subsidiary, UPDS. Before Union Pacific, Leddy worked on the Hill as an intern for Senator Chuck Hagel and Congressman Lee Terry.