James A. Squires

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation

James A. Squires

James A. Squires

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation

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Norfolk Southern Corporation

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5

Birthday

1962

Age

56

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Chairman at Mesa Capital Partners, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hampton Roads Community Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Ark Land Company

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Former Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Eastman Kodak Co.

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Member (Attorney) at Willcox and Savage PC

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Chairman of the Board of Directors-Virginia at The Nature Conservancy - Virginia

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Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation

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Chairman at National Association of Theatre Owners, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Armstrong Holdings, Inc. (United States)

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Northrop Grumman Corp.

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James A. Squires
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation
Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1992

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Greek
Class of 1983

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence. Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum. Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1992 - Current

Norfolk Southern Corp. is a transportation company, which owns a freight railroad. It engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. The company transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It offer the extensive intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States and is a transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products. The company's services include property leases and sales; wire line or pipeline and fiber optics projects; access property; manage private crossings, promote business with signboards, and natural resource management. Norfolk Southern was founded on July 23, 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Norfolk Southern Corp. is a transportation company, which owns a freight railroad. It engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. The company transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It offer the extensive intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States and is a transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products. The company's services include property leases and sales; wire line or pipeline and fiber optics projects; access property; manage private crossings, promote business with signboards, and natural resource management. Norfolk Southern was founded on July 23, 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current

Hampton Roads Community Foundation manages and invests charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and other nonprofit organizations. The company was founded on January 1, 2010 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The mission of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is to advance the distinctive values and strengths of fifteen smaller enrollment, primarily residential Virginia member colleges. We do this by securing financial support from the private sector, increasing visibility, facilitating innovative and collaborative initiatives among the colleges, and supporting initiatives which ensure that this personalized educational experience remains an affordable choice for tomorrow's citizen-leaders.

Director
Prior - 2015

The United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) is an American lobbying group representing the interests of many businesses and trade associations. It is not an agency of the United States government. The Chamber is staffed with policy specialists, lobbyists and lawyers. Politically, the Chamber is generally considered to be a conservative organization. It usually supports Republican political candidates, though it has occasionally supported conservative Democrats. The Chamber is one of the largest lobbying groups in the U.S., spending more money than any other lobbying organization on a yearly basis.

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Chairman of the Board of Directors-Virginia at The Nature Conservancy - Virginia