Corporate Feature

Kim Cummings Leads BNSF Railway on a Mission of D&I Synergy

BNSF Railway is striving to attract, retain, and develop diverse "railroaders" under the leadership of AVP Kim Cummings. Through ongoing initiatives, BNSF has become a diversity leader in a challenging industry.
By Robin Byrd

Watching the freight trains roll by leads to thoughts of massive amounts of goods being transported to parts unknown. While everyone is familiar with trains, they are likely not familiar with the transformation railway companies have undergone due to technology. BNSF Railway (BNSF) is one of the largest rail systems in the country, and has embraced the transformation of its mechanical systems, but also realized it needed to transform its workforce in order to remain competitive, flexible, and adaptable in the coming years. One response to the challenge – embedding Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in the culture in order to attract a diversity of members of the younger generation. Under the leadership of Kim Cummings, Assistant Vice Presi...

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