Chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway
Matthew Rose was elected Chairman of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in March 2002. He joined the railroad in 1993. Before joining BN, Rose was Vice President-Transportation for Triple Crown Services (a Norfolk Southern subsidiary) where he had functional responsibility for all facets of the truck/rail operation. Prior to that, he held various positions with Schneider National and International Utilities, a trucking conglomerate. He began his railroad career in 1981 as a Corporate Management Trainee with Missouri Pacific Railroad. Rose holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri, where he majored in marketing and minored in logistics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of AMR Corporation, AT&T Inc., the Association of American Railroads, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Texas Governor’s Business Council, the Business Roundtable, The Business Council, the Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University, and the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. He was also a member of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission. He and his wife live in Westlake, Texas.