YPT DFW Board of Directors

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Strategic Risk Advisor, Lockton Companies

Blake specializes in assisting transportation and energy clients with adequately financing their corporate risk. Prior to his insurance career, Blake accumulated 16 years of rail and truck transportation experience while working for Union Pacific Railroad and Vista Proppants and Logistics. Blake obtained a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and an MBA from Texas Christian University. In his spare time, Blake enjoys golfing, big game hunting, and traveling with friends and family.

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AVP Petroleum, Industrial Products, BNSF Railway

Farah serves as assistant vice president, Petroleum, Industrial Products. In this role, Farah’s responsibilities include commercial sales and business development activities for petroleum products markets with BNSF’s Industrial Products business unit. Farah has previously held roles throughout BNSF’s sales and marketing organizations. Farah received a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and an Executive MBA from Texas Christian University.


Vice Chair, Events

VP of Sales, NT Logistics

Brandon has spent over 10 years in supply chain and transportation working for Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, and J.B. Hunt. He has spent time in procurement, CPFR, transportation operations, and sales. Brandon received an undergraduate degree in both Finance and Supply Chain at the University of Arkansas where he also earned his Executive MBA.


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VP of Sales, Greenbrier Companies

Bryon has been with Greenbrier Companies, as VP of Sales, since January 2021. He is responsible for new railcar sales and leasing for the South Central region. Prior to Greenbrier, Bryon spent 15 years in various sales and marketing roles at BNSF Railway. Bryon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Baylor University and an MBA from Texas Christian University. Bryon is married with three children and lives in the Fort Worth area. His family is active in their church and loves spending time outside or at the lake.

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Vice Chair, Finance

Cargo RM Analyst, Southwest Airlines

Jack works in the Cargo department at Southwest Airlines, where he focuses on moving air freight in the most efficient manner for Southwest Cargo customers. Jack is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Supply Chain Management and Plan II. He is an avid supporter of Houston pro sports and UT football and enjoys golfing, cycling, skiing, and traveling.

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