Management Profile


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Joe Parsons
President and CEO
Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.

As President and CEO, Mr. Parsons is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the entire railroad, overseeing the transportation, engineering and mechanical departments, as well as administration.

Mr. Parsons joined IAIS in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to General Manager in 2017.

Prior to joining IAIS, Mr. Parsons had over 10 years of railroad management experience at both Class 1 and short line railroads. He began his railroad career with Norfolk Southern in the transportation department working in various locations, including his promotion to Terminal Superintendent in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 2011, Mr. Parsons accepted the position of Assistant General Manager with the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad and later served as that carrier's General Manager.

Mr. Parsons holds a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.





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