Kathleen Smith is group vice president – chemicals marketing, leading the commercial activities of Norfolk Southern Corporation in the plastics, petroleum products, NGLs, proppants, and industrial chemicals markets. In this role, she is responsible for the business development of transportation services for chemical customers.
Kathleen was group vice president – automotive marketing for Norfolk Southern from 2015-2018. Prior to this role, she held various positions in the marketing and sales division for Norfolk Southern including director market research and economics, and director industrial products marketing.
A native of Kennett Square, PA, Kathleen is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she received a Bachelor of Science in marketing in 1992 and a Master of Business Administration in 1995. Kathleen completed the Northwestern Kellogg Executive Development Program in 2017. She is a resident of Virginia Beach and is involved in various community and school activities including the YMCA and United Way of South Hampton Roads.