ASLRRA Launches Search for Timmons’ Successor

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association officially announced that its president, Rich Timmons, will retire by summer’s end. Timmons has been at the helm of the ASLRRA since 2002, joining the organization following a career in the Army where he attained the rank of lieutenant general and a post at Norfolk Southern.

ASLRRA Board Chairman Mike Ogborn said that the Washington-based trade group has been “blessed” by Timmons’ service. “Under his leadership, ASLRRA has greatly expanded both its membership and the scope and reach of its work on behalf of that membership,” Ogborn said in an ASLRRA publication. “In addition to accomplishments too numerous to mention, he has brought new prestige to and recognition of the association. I join with all ASLRRA members in wishing him a long, healthy and happy retirement.”

ASLRRA Board Vice-Chair Ed McKechnie will lead a search committee to find Timmons’ successor. Letters of interest and resumes are due March 1 to

The search announcement on the ASLRRA website, which includes a complete job description, is available at: