James A. Squires, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation since June 1, 2015 and its President since June 1, 2013, and has been its Chairman of the Board since October 1, 2015. Mr. Squires served as Executive Vice President of Administration at Norfolk Southern Corp. from August 1, 2012 to June 1, 2013. He served as the Chief Financial Officer at Norfolk Southern Corp., since July 1, 2007 and also served as its Executive
The Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) (also known as Norfolk Southern Corp or NS Corp) is a publicly traded stock corporation on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbols NSC based in Norfolk, Virginia. The company was incorporated in 1980 and was officially established in 1982. The company is the second business entity to use the "Norfolk Southern" name. It is the holding company for the Norfolk Southern Railway, a major Class I railroad that was established in 1894 as the Southern Railway.
The primary business function of the Norfolk Southern Corporation is the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods across the Southeast, East, and Midwest United States. The corporation further facilitates transport to the remainder of the United States through interchange with other rail carriers while also serving overseas transport needs by serving several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. The company also is a major landowner and operates a marine terminal. The company's stock is a component of the SP 500 and Dow Jones Transportation Average stock market indices. The company's President and Chief Executive Officer is James A. Squires.