Union Pacific Railroad has promoted Donna Kush to vice president of public affairs of the northern region, Brenda Mainwaring to vice president of public affairs of the southern region and Tom Lange to assistant vice president of corporate communications.
Kush currently serves as assistant vice president of corporate communications. She joined UP in 2008 and has more than 24 years of corporate marketing, branding and communications experience. She will assume her new role on April 1, succeeding Joe Bateman, who will serve as vice president of government relations until he retires on Oct. 1.
Mainwaring will assume her new position on April 15, succeeding Joe Adams, who will retire on May 31. Mainwaring joined the railroad in 1997, serving as director of public affairs of Iowa and Nebraska since 2007. She worked in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. government prior to joining UP.
Lange will succeed Kush. He currently serves as director of corporate communications. A former newspaper editor, he has more than 25 years of media relations and communications experience in the consumer, manufacturing, sports and transportation industries.