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Mar 18, 2024

Norfolk Southern appoints compliance leader

Company has faced scrutiny following last year’s derailment of one of its trains

Norfolk Southern Corporation has hired Angie Kolar as vice president and chief compliance officer, effective April 9. It is a new strategic position at the company. She will report to executive vice president for corporate affairs and chief legal officer Nabanita Nag.

In her new role, Kolar will be responsible for overseeing Norfolk Southern’s business ethics and compliance function. ‘She will work closely with our enhanced safety function to advance Norfolk Southern’s safety culture and drive engagement throughout the organization,’ the company says in a statement. ‘Kolar will serve as a key adviser to Norfolk Southern’s leadership on matters of regulatory compliance and compliance culture.’

The company has faced scrutiny following the derailment last year of one of its trains in East Palestine, Ohio.

Angie Kolar
Angie Kolar

According to her LinkedIn profile, Kolar is joining Norfolk Southern from Colonial Pipeline Company where she has worked for almost 20 years. Most recently she was senior vice president for operations, environmental health & safety and compliance at Colonial Pipeline, having previously been senior vice president for operations services and chief risk officer. Her other positions during her tenure at the company include director of compliance and director of organizational effectiveness.

Nag says in an announcement: ‘Norfolk Southern is further enhancing our compliance, operations and regulatory oversight capabilities. Angie’s extensive experience in compliance, operations and finance will be invaluable to our enterprise and senior leadership team.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...