Jerry E. Vest

SVP, Government & Industry Affairs at Genesee & Wyoming

Jerry Vest was appointed Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs in April 2014. He joined G&W as Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs in July 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Vest worked in the rail freight industry for 20 years in marketing, sales, customer service, strategic planning, operating and development positions. Mr. Vest worked for three Class I carriers--Conrail, CSX and CN--and was Vice President and General Manager at Great Lakes Transportation, where he was responsible for the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad and Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock company. Mr. Vest graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in business administration and earned his MBA from Indiana University.


  • SVP, Government & Industry Affairs

    Current role

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