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(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/15/2019)

Union Pacific Corp. has elected Christopher Williams to its board.

Williams is chairman of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., one of the nation’s largest women- and minority-owned investment banks. He previously served as chairman, chief executive officer and founder of The Williams Capital Group LP, and Williams Capital Management LLC, UP officials said in a press release.

“Chris is a highly regarded financial services industry leader who brings a unique combination of strategy development, business experience and financial acumen to our board,” said UP Chairman, President and CEO Lance Fritz. “His breadth of experience from founding his own firm, combined with his work on other boards of directors, will be very beneficial to Union Pacific.”

Williams is a member of the board of directors for The Clorox Co., Ameriprise Financial and privately held Cox Enterprises Inc. He previously served for 10 years on the Walmart Stores Inc.’s board.

Williams also served as chairman of the advisory board at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College until June 2019, and currently serves on the board of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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