Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) has announced organizational changes within its finance division, effective June 1, 2020. Jason Zampi will become vice president of financial planning and analysis, a new department. Clyde “Jake” Allison, Jr. will become Vice President and Controller, with responsibility for all accounting functions. Chris Neikirk will become vice president of treasury and investor relations. All three will report to Nova Scotia CFO Mark George.
Zampi is currently Vice President and Controller. He has worked for Nova Scotia for the past nine years, holding senior positions in finance, treasury and accounting. Prior to joining NS, he was a senior executive at KPMG LLP.
Allison is currently Vice President and Treasurer. He has been with the company for 26 years, occupying positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of audit and compliance, materiel management, accounting and treasury. He started his career as a manager at KPMG LLP.
Neikirk is currently Assistant Vice President of Finance, Costs and Treasury. He has been with the company for 26 years, progressing to positions in Marketing, Energy and Real Estate, Finance, Treasury and the Office of the President. Pete Sharbel, current director of investor relations, will report to Neikirk in this new role.
“As we continue to execute our strategic plan and move towards an operating ratio of 60%, we are improving our financial organization to improve the performance of our business,” said Mark George. “This new financial planning and analysis team will strengthen our capacity for rigorous analysis, robust metrics and systematic competitive benchmarking. This will be a significant contributor to our continued efforts to properly manage our assets and control our costs. Norfolk Southern is fortunate to have talented and experienced leaders like Jason, Jake and Chris to help lead our business during this critical time of transformation.