NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) CEO Wick Moorman today announced the appointment of seven executives to new management responsibilities: Clyde H. "Jake" Allison Jr., currently vice president and controller, will become vice president audit and compliance in Norfolk. Fredric M. Ehlers, currently vice president network and service management, will become vice president information technology in Atlanta. Jerry W. Hall, currently vice president intermodal operations, will become vice president network and service management in Atlanta. Thomas E. Hurlbut, currently vice president audit and compliance, will become vice president and controller in Norfolk. Denise W. Hutson, currently assistant corporate secretary, will become corporate secretary with headquarters in Norfolk. Alan H. Shaw, currently group vice president chemicals, will become vice president intermodal operations in Norfolk. Thomas G. Werner, currently vice president information technology, will become vice president and treasurer with headquarters in Norfolk. All of the appointments are effective Nov. 1, with the exception of an Oct. 1 effective date for Hutson. Allison joined NS in 1993 as manager internal audit and subsequently served as assistant vice president strategic sourcing, assistant vice president accounting operations, and assistant vice president corporate accounting. In 2009, he was named vice president and controller. Allison holds a degree from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ehlers joined Norfolk Southern in 1985 as a management trainee. He served in a number of transportation positions before being named assistant vice president executive in 2004 and vice president customer service in 2007. Ehlers earned degrees from Michigan State University and Queens College. Hall joined Norfolk Southern in 1986 as a management trainee and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the transportation department. He was named general manager of the company's northern region in 2009 and vice president intermodal operations in 2013. Hall earned a degree from the University of Alabama. Hurlbut joined Norfolk Southern in 1992 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company's accounting department. He was named assistant vice president internal audit in 2008 and vice president audit and compliance in 2010. He holds a degree from Washington & Lee University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Hutson began her career with Norfolk Southern in 1994 and since 2000 has served in the Corporate Secretary's department, most recently as assistant corporate secretary. She is a graduate of St. Leo University.