Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) announced the hiring of Marise Stewart to be Director of Government and Industry Relations.
Marise comes to EMD after having served most recently as Principal at DuffAssociates, where she provided counsel and strategic direction to corporate clients on government relations, issue advocacy, message and brand management. Prior to that position, Marise served as Director of Government Affairs International for Textron, Inc., Legislative Director for Representative Bill McCollom (R-FL), and Director of the Missouri Governor’s Washington office, among other roles.
Marise received her JD from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and BA from William Jewell College. Marise will serve as EMD’s principal point of contact with government agencies and officials.
“I am thrilled to join the team of this proud, American company that plays such an important role in advancing today’s railroad infrastructure with its industry leading diesel-electric locomotives,” Marise Stewart said. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of EMD’s interests in supporting the development of the future high-speed rail system in the U.S., continuing research into ways to reduce emissions from locomotives, and further increasing America’s manufacturing base.”
EMD’s President and CEO John S. Hamilton said, “Marise is an important addition to our team. She will help ensure that the voice of EMD and its more than 1,600-strong U.S. employee base is heard.”
Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD) is one of two U.S. original equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives. EMD is a global leader, having sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities and associates around the world, EMD designs, manufactures and sells locomotives for all commercial railroad applications. EMD is the only locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 70,000 diesel engines. EMD is proud to claim the largest active fleet in North America and abroad. In addition to its locomotive manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business, offering customers replacement parts and a range of value-added services for its locomotives.