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Mitchell Beard

BNSF Railway

Mitch currently leads a team of signal engineers working on new technologies to improve safety and capacity at BNSF. He has held positions in maintenance, construction, and design over the past 11 years. He is also an active member in AREMA through involvement in Committee 36 (Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems), Committee 37 (Signal Systems), and acting chair of Committee 39 (Positive Train Control). Mitch graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and a BS in Physics from Fort Hays State University in 2010.