Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BNSF CFO Retiring; Successor Named

BNSF Railway Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tom Hund is expected to retire during the first quarter of 2014, and be replaced by Julie Piggott, the company’s Controller and Vice President of Planning and Studies.

Hund has been in the railroad industry since 1983, holding multiple senior management and financial roles within BNSF and previously with Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, a predecessor railroad to BNSF. He has been the company’s chief financial officer since 1999.

“We thank Tom for his incalculable contribution to our company and recognize the legacy he is leaving,” BNSF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matthew K. Rose said in a statement.
Piggott, who joined the company in 1991, has served in her current role since 2009. She was the company’s Treasurer and Vice President of Finance from 2006 to 2009.

Other various positions she has held with the company include Assistant Vice President, Strategic and Financial Analysis; Assistant Vice President, Expedited Services, in Consumer Products; and assistant vice president and assistant controller. Prior to joining BNSF, she was with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and Corporate BancServices.

“Julie has been an integral part of the Finance Department and the company,” Rose said. “We have tremendous confidence in her and she is uniquely qualified to be our next chief financial officer.”