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Rashard Howard

Rashard Howard

Regional Manager of Business Development CSX Transporation, Inc.

Professional Bio

CSX Regional Industrial Development Manager: Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Florida

• Consult with state and local officials to develop economic development opportunities with rail as a part of the logistics infrastructure.
• Work directly with the state Port Directors and the Industrial Development Community in designing and implementing new strategic projects.
• Promote the development of quality rail sites and industrial parks by applying real estate development process knowledge including due diligence and accurately detecting fatal flaws.
• Define market trends and prospect for leads for the territory while understanding the business strategy and drivers for each customer's site selection.

Parent Company (if applicable)

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Education:
Valdosta State University 2006 Bachelor of Business Administration - Managemnt
Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. 2012 Six Sigma Black Belt
The University of Alabama 2017 Economic Development Academy, Applied EcD Program
Awards:
2013 CSX Chairman's Award of Excellence
Volunteer Work:
Board of Directors for Girls Scouts of America - Fund Development Committee 2012 -2016
Board of Directors for Community First Credit Union - Community Advisory Committee 2012 - 2014
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated: 2003 - Present
Areas of Expertise
Industrial Development, Leadership Development, Railroad Transportation, Strategic Planning, Warehousing/ Distribution