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Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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Kansas City Southern

427 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States

Full-time employees6,522

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Patrick J. OttensmeyerCEO, Pres & Director2.48MN/A1958
Mr. Michael W. UpchurchExec. VP & CFO1.02MN/A1961
Mr. Michael J. NaatzExec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer928.69k238.39k1966
Mr. Jeffrey M. SongerExec. VP of Strategic Merger Planning1.02M113.46k1970
Mr. John F. OrrExec. VP of OperationsN/AN/A1964
Ms. Suzanne M. GraftonVP & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1976
Mr. Warren K. ErdmanExec. VP of Admin. & Corp. AffairsN/AN/A1959
Ms. Ashley A. ThorneVP of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Adam J. GodderzSr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.N/AN/A1975
Mr. Rodrigo Flores LeonVP of Sales & Marketing AutomotiveN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-state region in the Midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. The company provides rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas; and controls and operates the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, as well as the northern half of this bridge. Kansas City Southern also offers rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 160-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 7,100 route miles extending from the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico. The company serves the chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and minerals, energy, intermodal, and automotive markets. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Corporate governance

Kansas City Southern’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 26 September 2021 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 9; Board: 4; Shareholder rights: 2; Compensation: 7.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.