Union Pacific CFO Rob Knight announces retirement, effective Dec. 31

Union Pacific CFO to retire

Union Pacific has announced that Rob Knight, Chief Financial Officer since 2004, plans to retire December 31. Union Pacific appointed Jennifer Hamann as the successor. Knight, 62, joined Union Pacific in 1980 and held numerous leadership positions in the company prior to being named CFO. He led many initiatives during his CFO tenure that helped the company earn the highest market capitalization of any North American transportation company, significantly reduce its operating ratio, and increase cash from operations, stock dividends and return on invested capital. He was named by Institutional Investor as the All-America Executive Team’s top CFO in the Airfreight and Surface Transportation sector six consecutive years. Knight is a member of the Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano and TTX Company boards of directors.

Hamann, 52, will lead all aspects of Union Pacific’s financial activities for Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad. Currently Senior Vice President – Finance, she previously held leadership positions in Investor Relations and Marketing and Sales, formerly served as general auditor and also worked in Workforce Resources. Hamann joined Union Pacific in 1992 as corporate auditor.

Source: Union Pacific