Global Connectivity Through Union Pacific’s Dedicated Rail Service to the Largest U.S. Port Complex

Wednesday, May 25 – Learn about Union Pacific Railroad’s scheduled service to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest U.S. port complex. The session will reveal more information about the types of cargo being moved via UP’s scheduled service, the capacity they may have to carry more, and the operations at the UP Intermodal Yard in Dupo, Illinois.


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Mary Lamie portrait

Mary Lamie

Executive Vice President Multi Modal Enterprises at Bi-State Development

The St. Louis Regional Freightway is led by Executive Vice President – Multi Modal Enterprises, Mary Lamie.

Mary Lamie was selected to lead the St. Louis region’s new freight district in July of 2015. As Executive Vice President – Multi Modal Enterprises she is responsible for evaluating the freight needs of the bistate region and the freight network’s operational status. She develops public-private partnerships and creates the foundation for planning, marketing and advocacy of the bistate region as a national freight hub.

Mary is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in transportation, engineering and management, including 22 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation. For the last seven years of her time with IDOT, she has served as Deputy Director of Highways Region 5 Engineer, where she was responsible for 27 counties in southern Illinois, 3,300 lane miles of state highways and 1,700 bridges. Her engineering and project management experience includes a wide variety of transportation projects that require extensive coordination with local, state and national leaders. Her efforts have also focused on working with governmental agencies and the private sector to develop transportation priorities and funding strategies.

Mary received her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Masters of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri Science and Technology.

She has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a Woman of Influence and, in 2020, Mary was selected as one of the recipients of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s inaugural Women in Supply Chain Awards.

Elise Gosch portrait.

Elise Gosch

Assistant Vice President of Intermodal Sales, Union Pacific Railroad

Elise Gosch, Assistant Vice President of Intermodal Sales for Union Pacific, has been with the nation’s second largest railroad for 18 years. During her tenure at Union Pacific, she has held a variety of leadership roles in Marketing & Sales in the Intermodal, Bulk, Industrial and Strategy divisions and is focused on data analytics, customer experience initiatives and motivating teams. In her current role, Gosch is responsible for leading the International and Domestic Intermodal sales teams, with an emphasis on long-term growth and on Union Pacific’s Intermodal customers.

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Presenting Sponsors

Ameren Illinois
Burns McDonnell
Castle Contracting
The Jerry Costello Group
CMT – Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Supporting Sponsors

Hauser Group – Public Relations
The Boeing Center – Olin Business School at Washington University
Design Nine – Engineering Services for Railroads and Industry

Associate Sponsors

Terracon – Explore with us
CDI – Civil Design, Inc