Senior Vice President Intermodal & Automotive
Kansas City Southern
ITI Board Member
Brian Bowers serves as the senior vice president of Intermodal and Automotive at Kansas City Southern Railway. Bowers previously held the position of senior vice president, Global Business Development, at Schneider National, Inc., the nation's largest private long-haul transportation and logistics firm. He had responsibility for all sales within Schneider's European, Asian, and Mexican operations. He was also accountable for the strategic development of Schneider's emerging international service offerings. Bowers joined Schneider in July 1998 as a consultant and was hired as general manager of Schneider's container service, OptiModal, in October 1998. He was promoted to vice president, general manager, of Intermodal Services in May 2000. Prior to joining Schneider National, he was president of the Hub Group in Dallas, Houston, and New Orleans for ten years. He also spent six years with North American Van Lines, Fort Wayne, Indiana, as vice president of New Business Development and as vice president and general manager of the company's Special Services Division. Bowers began his transportation career with Roadway Express, serving in a variety of sales and operational management roles. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and is currently enrolled in the EMBA program at the Ohio State University. He has completed additional studies at Oxford University and at Schiller University in Heidelberg, Germany.