Announcement Number: CN2012-40
Categories: All Customer News
Posted Date: September 28, 2012
To Our Customers,
Union Pacific today announced Diane Duren has been named executive vice president, effective October 1. She will be responsible for strategic planning, administration and human resources upon two senior executive retirements in February. Duren also will become corporate secretary at that time.
Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning & Administration Charley Eisele and Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Corporate Secretary Barb Schaefer will retire in February after 34 and 31 years of service, respectively.
Duren currently is vice president and general manager - Chemicals, where she is responsible for marketing and sales activities within the chemical and petroleum industries. Union Pacific's Chemicals business generated $2.8 billion in freight revenue in 2011. Duren has held a variety of positions in the Finance and Marketing & Sales departments since joining the company in 1985. Several organizations have acknowledged her leadership ability including Profiles in Diversity Journal, which named Duren to its previous Women Worth Watching list. A Creighton University graduate, Duren earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting.
The company also named Beth Whited vice president and general manager - Chemicals, succeeding Duren, effective October 1.
Whited currently serves as vice president of Union Pacific's National Customer Service Center. She joined Union Pacific in 1987 and has held a variety of executive roles in Strategic Planning, Marketing & Sales, Investor Relations, Finance and as president of Union Pacific Distribution Services, a Union Pacific subsidiary. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Iowa.
Jason Hess will be promoted to vice president - National Customer Service Center. Jason started his career with Union Pacific in 1994 and has worked in the agricultural products, industrial products, and chemicals areas. Most recently he was assistant vice president - Agricultural Products and led the Grain and Grain Products teams. Jason has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College.
Hasan Hyder will be promoted to assistant vice president - Agricultural Products, effective November 1. Hasan began his career with Union Pacific in 2002 in the chemicals area. He led the Market Development and Sales Center and is currently serving as Director Terminal Operations in Livonia, La. Hasan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon.