Leadership

Dan Curtis, President - BNSF Logistics
Dan Curtis
President

In his role as President, Dan Curtis focuses on the importance of investing in our people as well as the continuous development of new technology in order to take BNSF Logistics to new heights.

His goal for BNSF Logistics is to provide a great quality of life in a safe and fun environment with ample opportunity for personal and professional growth. He is passionate about BNSF Logistics being a premier place to work by fostering an inclusive and collaborative workplace that thrives on the diversity of thought and the personal experience of each employee.

Prior to taking over the role of President in 2018, Dan served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for BNSF Logistics for seven years. He previously held various senior financial leadership positions at Greatwide Logistics Services and key roles at Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and Ernst & Young. He is using his 25 years of experience in the logistics and financial sectors to drive transformation by cultivating people and technology in innovative ways.

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baylor University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and boating.

Nancee Ronning, Chief Commercial Officer - BNSF Logistics
Nancee Ronning
Chief Commercial Officer

Nancee Ronning is responsible for developing and leading the company’s integrated commercial go-to-market strategy while working with all areas of the business to deliver transformational results.

Nancee joined BNSF Logistics in 2018 and brought over 15 years of executive experience growing companies faster and in new ways. Nancee served as President for Print Craft, Managing Director, Sales at C.H. Robinsons, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at T-Chek Systems, Vice President, Global Operations and General Manager at Merrill Corporation and various sales, customer experience and operations roles at General Electric Company.

Nancee is passionate about people leveraging their imaginations and unique strengths to create value for their teams, customers, partners, the market and our community. She attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she earned a bachelor’s of arts in international relations and affairs.

Bill Dering, Chief Financial Officer - BNSF Logistics
Bill Dering
Chief Financial Officer

Bill Dering is the Chief Financial Officer at BNSF Logistics, where he is responsible for finance and accounting, strategy, corporate development and treasury and partnering with the business to improve growth. He brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in strategy, finance, M&A and leading growth and transformational change agendas.

Prior to BNSFL, Bill was the SVP Strategy for WhiteWave Foods. From 2010-2016, Bill held senior roles at the Kellogg Company, where he led M&A and strategy initiatives globally and helped oversee the finances for N. America.

Earlier, Bill was with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and was a partner at a middle-market technology-focused investment bank. Bill holds a B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Bill is based in Dallas with his wife and four children. He enjoys golfing, tennis, and skiing.

Tom Madzy, Chief Information Officer - BNSF Logistics
Tom Madzy
Chief Information Officer

In his role as Chief Information Officer, Tom Madzy strategically leads the IT team in developing new technology to meet the dynamic conditions of the logistics industry.

Tom is passionate about consistently improving processes within BNSF Logistics by building best-in-class freight and logistics management tools to support our internal users, customers and partners.

Prior to joining BNSF Logistics in 2017, Tom spent more than 13 years as Chief Information Officer for SEKO Logistics leading the development and deployment of internal systems for worldwide shipping, warehousing and order tracking. He also held senior leadership positions at Associated Global Systems and Sundoro Development. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, reading, cooking, and attending sporting events.

Robert Sutton, Senior Vice President Projects & Rail - BNSF Logistics
Robert Sutton
Senior Vice President, Projects & Rail

Robert Sutton serves as Senior Vice President, Projects & Rail for BNSF Logistics. In his role, Robert provides leadership and guides the strategic direction for the wind energy, rail, engineering and international teams.

Robert has worked at BNSF Logistics for more than 15 years. Prior to BNSF Logistics, he began his career in the transportation and logistics industry working for companies such as JB Hunt and Transplace.

What excites Robert the most each day is having the opportunity to create and leverage innovative transportation concepts that positively impact our customers supply chains and bring long-lasting impact on the business.

Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Ozark chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Robert is active in his local community serving as Committee Chairman for Troop 36 of the Boys Scouts of America based in Bentonville, AR.

Yancey Bowen, Vice President Specialty Services - BNSF Logistics
Yancey Bowen
Vice President, Specialty Services

Yancey Bowen is the Vice President, Specialty Services for BNSF Logistics. In his role, Yancey is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Transportation Execution Services operating team as well as overseeing day-to-day operations to ensure company objectives are achieved related to profitability and customer service.

Yancey is passionate about building strong relationships with our customers by delivering the services and solutions their organizations need in order to be successful. He takes great pride in showcasing the skills of his team through their ability to solve problems for customers by gaining familiarity with their business from the inside out. He places extra importance on giving his employees the opportunity to become well-rounded professionals by offering them the development tools they need to grow along with the organization.

Bowen has worked for BNSF Logistics for more than 16 years. Prior to BNSF Logistics, Yancey served as Vice President of Logistics for Cannon Express. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Arkansas. In his free time, he enjoys time with his family, preferably outdoors.

Craig Metz, Vice President Domestic OTR - BNSF Logistics
Craig Metz
Vice President, Domestic OTR

As Vice President, Domestic OTR, Craig Metz provides leadership for the over the road division of BNSF Logistics including strategic and tactical planning, business development and acquisition integration.

Craig has worked for BNSF Logistics for more than 14 years. He has spent a majority of his career in the logistics industry serving as Director of Operations for Sumark Services as well as working for companies such as Roadway Express and Pittsburgh Logistics.

Craig is passionate about supporting the personal and professional development of the members of his team which is a key to the overall growth of BNSF Logistics.

Craig holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and camping.