Ed Elkins advances leadership role with Georgia Chamber, appointed Vice Chair of 2024 Executive Committee

Ed Elkins addressing public officials, business leaders, and policy makers at the Georgia Chamber Eggs & Issues breakfast.

Norfolk Southern has built a longstanding reputation as a constructive and visible corporate citizen in each region of our 22-state service area. Whether through participation in local rotary clubs, traffic organizations, or chambers of commerce, understanding the unique business dynamics of each community where we operate is essential to our company's mission of providing the most customer-centric, operations-driven service product in the industry.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Georgia Chamber) has been dedicated to enhancing the state’s pro-business environment for over 100 years. Given Norfolk Southern's presence in Georgia since the mid-1840s, and thanks to the efforts of organizations like the Georgia Chamber, our company's rail network has thrived alongside the Georgia business community. Reflecting our commitment, Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins was appointed to the Georgia Chamber Executive Committee as Foundation Chair in 2023 and will progress to Vice Chair in 2024.

"Today, the U.S. economy depends on Georgia’s robust logistics network, and Georgia’s significance to the U.S. and global economy will only grow in the future," shared Elkins.

In fact, Georgia Chamber and Georgia Port Authority leaders project that Georgia’s freight tonnage will increase 91 percent by 2050.

“Norfolk Southern is proud to play our part in supporting that growth,” continued Elkins. “That’s why we chose to move our headquarters here, and it is why we are wholly invested in Georgia’s long-term success – from economic to community development and everything in between."

Elkins’ new leadership role was announced during the Georgia Chamber’s annual legislative breakfast, Eggs & Issues, where he addressed a gathering of more than 2,500 legislators, business leaders, and state elected officials – including Governor Brian Kemp and Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones.

Ed Elkins hosting Lt. Governor Burt Jones for a Fireside Chat at the annual Eggs & Issues breakfast.

Elkins also facilitated a Fireside Chat with Lt. Governor Jones, discussing Georgia's workforce pipeline, supply chain, predicted economic growth, and community improvement efforts.

"Corporate citizenship is not only about conducting business,” continued Elkins. “It is also about uplifting the communities where we live, work, and raise our families. With more than 5,400 employees calling the Peach State home, Team Norfolk Southern is present in all 159 counties of this great state. We eagerly anticipate deepening our positive impact on the state of Georgia and working alongside the Georgia Chamber and our public officials to achieve this goal."

Members of Team Norfolk Southern at the annual Eggs & Issues breakfast.