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June 16, 2008

For Immediate Release:

RJM Announces Corporate Appointment: General Director – Environmental

Dallas, TX — Randall James Monroe, Inc., a Dallas based global executive search consultancy announces the successful completion of the following executive search assignment for:

General Director Environmental – BNSF Railway

Allen Stegman has been appointed general director, environmental. Previously, Stegman was Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs at The Valspar Corporation, a $3.2B company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota that makes a variety of coatings and paints for manufacturing, automotive, and food-packaging companies, as well as consumers. Stegman’s charter will include providing leadership and guidance for the BNSF organization in the key areas of:

  • Delivering environmental service and support to operations in the field
  • Overseeing the company’s long term remediation liabilities
  • Implementing environmental related metrics and systems of measurements
  • Addressing air quality impacts to the environment

BNSF Railway is a subsidiary of Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE:BNI), BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,000 route miles covering 28 states and two Canadian provinces.

RJM specializes in leadership acquisition, culture and chemistry fit. As a retained executive search consultancy, the firm brings four decades of experience in helping clients find and attract highly talented executives.