MICHAEL FREEMAN: President American Railway Engineering Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

Michael Freeman is the President of the  American Railway Engineering Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA). Mr. Freeman is currently Senior Vice President and will become AREMA President at the conclusion of the Conference. He has worked in bridge engineering for over 35 years.  From 1982 – 1997, he worked for Modjeski and Masters Consulting Engineers.  In 1997, he joined Union Pacific.  He has held various positions such as Director Bridge Standards and Assessment, Director Bridge Maintenance Northern Region and his current position is Director Structures Design.

He holds a BS Civil Engineering degree from Mississippi State University.  He has a Professional Engineer designation. Mr. Freeman has served on the AREMA Board of Directors as Functional Group Vice President or Director of Structures since 2015.  He is an active member of AREMA Committees 9 and 1

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AREMA is a professional association for railway engineering personnel that offers numerous educational opportunities and produces and publishes the recommended practices for railway engineering infrastructure including track, structures and communications & signals. AREMA is comprised of approximately 5,500 members all working together to further the development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge of the industry.