Norfolk Southern Corp. has named Ann Adams vice president human resources as of April 1.
Adams will succeed Juan Cunningham, who retired earlier this year, according to an NS press release.
Based in Norfolk, Va., Adams will oversee employment planning and staffing, employee development, employee benefits, compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, and employee assistance programs and medical services.
Adams has served as assistant VP human resources since 2012. She joined NS in 2001 as a human resources manager and subsequently has served in a number of HR roles, including recruitment, employee development, planning, and human capital management relating to SAP implementation.
Prior to joining NS, Adams founded a business that developed customized database applications for retail clothing sales, and served as a product manager for a database application marketing company.
Cunningham joined an NS predecessor railroad in 1973. He served in a variety of HR roles, retiring as VP Jan. 31.