Norfolk Southern CEO and Senator Tim Kaine Keynote Upcoming Chamber Leadership Series Events

Norfolk Southern CEO and Senator Tim Kaine Keynote Upcoming Chamber Leadership Series Events


The Hampton Roads Chamber welcomes James Squires, CEO of Norfolk Southern and United States Senator Tim Kaine at two separate Chamber Leadership Series events in November.

As one of the premier transportation companies in the nation and one of the region’s only Fortune 500 Companies, Norfolk Southern has a huge economic impact on Hampton Roads. The Hampton Roads Chamber presents Norfolk Southern CEO James Squires on November 2 at the Westin Town Center Virginia Beach. During his keynote address, Squires will discuss the future of Freight Rail, its link to the Port of Virginia, and the strategic advantage it gives the port and the region.

 “Safe, efficient freight rail transportation supports Virginia’s economy and the growing Port of Virginia. As larger container vessels call on the port, Norfolk Southern is prepared to extend the port’s reach to markets in the Southeastern and Midwestern U.S.," said Squires.

The Chamber continues the Chamber Leadership Series on November 10 with Senator Tim Kaine at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  Senator Kaine will provide keen insight into issues impacting Hampton Roads from a national and state perspective.

"The Hampton Roads Chamber plays an important role in communicating the needs of the region's business community," said Senator Kaine, "as Senator from Virginia, it's critical to hear directly from local members and understand how they feel about the direction of the economy." Following his remarks, the Senator will take your questions. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to participate in a lively discussion on the present state of affairs in Washington and the world.

The Chamber Leadership Series connects Hampton Roads business leaders with inspiring business professionals in an effort to lead the exploration of regional business issues, explore emerging economic opportunities, and develop the next generation of leaders.  This series is sponsored by Southern Bank and Opportunity Inc.  GoRail is also a sponsor for the CLS with James Squires.

For sponsorship or additional information contact Anne Baumler at or (757) 664-2518. To register, visit

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