RUSS TO REPLACE BERRY AS KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN CFO
Kansas City Southern has appointed Ronald G. Russ senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 1, replacing Robert H. Berry who will retire July 31.
Russ, a 25-year industry veteran, joins KCS from Wisconsin Central, where he was executive vice president and CFO. He joined Wisconsin Central in 1987 as treasurer, and served as executive manager and CFO of Tranz Rail Holdings Ltd., a Wisconsin Central affiliate based in Wellington, New Zealand. He also held various positions with Soo Line Railroad and The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Co.
Berry served as senior vice president and CFO of KCS for five years. Michael R. Haverty, KCS chairman, president and chief executive officer, said Barry was 'instrumental in the spin-off of Stilwell Financial from Kansas City Southern Industries into another separate company and the organization of KCS as a stand-alone transportation company.'
The primary holding of KCS, based in Kansas City, Mo., is the Kansas City Southern Railway.