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Ward Promoted to Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Dec 7, 2023

Indianapolis, IN, Thursday, December 7, 2023 – The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) has announced the promotion of Josh Ward to the position of Vice President, Finance & Accounting effective December 1, 2023. In this new capacity, Ward will be responsible for overseeing accounting operations, financial analysis, and reporting.


Ward succeeds Mike Engel, who will retire at the end of March 2024 after over 33 years with the company.  Ward has been with INRD for 20 years and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University.


“It is a pleasure to announce Josh’s promotion. His extensive financial and accounting experience and in-depth understanding of INRD make him an ideal fit to excel in the role. His promotion highlights again the positive impact of our succession planning efforts on developing new company leadership,” said Dewayne Swindall, President and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road.



The Indiana Rail Road Company is a privately held, 500-mile railroad which serves southwest Indiana and eastern Illinois, connecting the entire North American rail network via strategic gateways at Chicago, Indianapolis and Newton, Ill. For more information on the railroad and its community involvement, visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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