Kathryn Farmer

Courtesy of BNSF
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    EVP, Operations
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In January Farmer will become CEO of BNSF, making her the first woman to run a major U.S. railroad. BNSF is a $23.5 billion company within Berkshire Hathaway—making Farmer an influential voice among Warren Buffett’s businesses. The 400-line railroad serves as a critical connector for the North American economy and accounts for 9% of Berkshire’s total revenue and 23% of its profit.

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