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Our Leadership Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Dewayne Swindall

President & CEO

A proven leader with decades of leadership experience across the industry, was named President & CEO in 2021. His vision for strategic growth, safety and world class service with dedication to all stakeholders can be witnessed across INRD’s network.

 

Dewayne began his career in the operating crafts rising through managerial roles of increased responsibilities across the US and Canada. He spent over nine years as an executive operating a large portfolio of short line railroads across the Midwest and previously served in a senior management role for a class one carrier, covering the Central US, before coming to the INRD. 

 

A graduate of Gadsden State Junior College and Purdue University, he enjoys fishing, golf and attending sporting events while spending time with family.      

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Jodi Heath

Vice President

Business Development

Jodi is responsible for leading the company’s Merchandise business portfolio as well as oversees INRD's Business Development team. Jodi joined INRD in early 2024 in her current role.

Jodi began her railroading career with Norfolk Southern.  She has experience working at Pioneer Lines, Patriot Rail, and Genesee & Wyoming.  Jodi was named Railway Age's Women in Rail Woman of the Year in 2023.

 

Jodi is a graduate of Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne.  Her two sons both served or are serving in the US Army and her daughter-in-law served in the US Air Force.   She has four delightful grandchildren and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, tennis, softball and pickleball.  

Shae LeDune

Vice President

Human Resources & Regulatory Compliance

Shae is responsible for managing and implementing the company’s workforce strategies and regulatory compliance. Formerly Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, she has been in her current role since early 2023.

 

Shae has held various positions across departments since joining INRD in 2009 including Human Resource Generalist, Director, Human Resources, and Executive Assistant.

 

Shae is a graduate of Indiana State University and is married with two children. She enjoys soccer, camping, and boating as well as volunteering with the Lexington Group for Transportation History.

Bryant McCuan

Vice President

Engineering

Bryant oversees engineering operations including track infrastructure and maintenance of way. Formerly Assistant Vice President, Engineering, he has been in his current role since early 2023.

 

An Army Veteran, Bryant's industry experience spans nearly 25 years at CN including the former Illinois Central Railroad. He has held various positions spanning Laborer, Track Supervisor, Senior Manager, and now Vice President.

 

Bryant is married with five children and four grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys horseback riding, deer hunting, and working his farm.

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Josh Ward

Vice President

Accounting & Finance

Josh leads planning and implementation of all finance activities at INRD, as well as overseeing the company's real estate assets. He was promoted to his current position in 2023 after serving as Assistant Vice President & Controller.

After joining INRD in 2003 as an accountant, Josh has held positions of increasing responsibility and oversight within the accounting department.

A Purdue University graduate, Josh is married with two children. Exercise is an important part of Josh's life; he regularly runs, swims, and lifts wights. He is extremely active in youth sports, particularly softball and volleyball.

Derrick Wright

Vice President

Operations & Mechanical

Derrick has oversight of all field operations, including intermodal operations, car and locomotive assets, and train operations. A recent addition to the Executive Leadership, Derrick joined INRD in late 2022 in his current role.

Derrick's vast industry experience includes tenure with CSX, Genesee & Wyoming, and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). He has held multiple management positions including Terminal Superintendent, Chief Operations Officer, and Vice President.

Derrick, who earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky and MBA from the University of Denver, is married with two children and three dogs. He enjoys home improvement projects and playing golf.

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