"During my meetings with major institutional investors over the past year, I engaged in high-level discussions on corporate governance issues and perspectives that are important to them. The Board feels that Lydia, in addition to the knowledge and insights she gained as an executive at multi-national company like Chevron, has deep expertise with boardroom issues and will further strengthen the corporate governance culture of our Board and Company," stated Druten.Janet H. Kennedy is the President of Microsoft Canada, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation . She has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of business solutions and previously spent time in the West and Central regions of the U.S. as the Vice President of Enterprise Customers. Mrs. Kennedy adds not only valuable experience leading a significant business unit within Microsoft but also has understandings regarding specific technological applications and developments that will benefit the transportation industry as well as issues related to cybersecurity that all boards and companies are now facing. "The Board is extremely excited to welcome Janet to KCS. Obviously Microsoft is a leader in the technology area, and recent events have demonstrated just how important cybersecurity and other technology skills and issues are to all companies, including railroads. Janet also brings significant executive leadership talents that she has developed during her many years at Microsoft." Henry J. Maier is President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Ground, the $16.6 billion subsidiary of FedEx Corp. He is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company, which is a leader in cost-effective package ground shipping to businesses and residential customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013, Mr. Maier held various other senior executive roles in the areas of marketing, communications and strategic planning. "FedEx is renowned for its world-class logistics and precision execution that is second to none. As an executive officer with FedEx for many years, Henry was instrumental in fostering a culture that supported this excellence and earned FedEx a sustained reputation as a great place to work. We believe the values and goals at KCS align very well with FedEx, and we look forward to Henry's input on the Board. In addition to his input on culture, Henry's knowledge will be invaluable to the Board in overseeing the execution of our strategy."
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.