Railway Tracks Nature


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Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Growing-up on a small farm outside Springfield, Oregon, Andrew started college on a violin performance scholarship. Later gravitating to economics, he earned B.S. (with honors) and later a master's degree from the University of Oregon. As a graduate student, Andrew studied rail industry issues concerning market power effects, merger synergies, captured shipper rates, and marginal cost estimations of individual rail movements. His thesis consisted of an operational, funding and demand analysis of Amtrak. 

Moving to California post-graduate school, he oversaw the development and structuring of financial derivative contracts for a start-up online exchange. Later work called for a move to Chicago, hub of the futures and options business.  Keen to enter the rail industry, Andrew became an Executive Recruiter.  Once learning the trade, Andrew formed his own agency to make an individualized, positive mark within our growing transportation industry.

Having also worked for a time in the auto industry, Andrew maintains a continued draw to all things automotive, with particular passions for racing, auto restoration and road trips. Other interests include music, film, military history, motorcycles and causes supporting those in need.

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Operations, Marketing & Communications

As Marketing and Business Development with Stahl Recruiting, Anabelle Cormier has over 10 years’ experience within the rail industry. Skilled in succession planning, full-cycle recruitment and marketing, she maintains a deep connectivity within the rail arena, counting railways, manufacturers, engineering and leasing firms, and those within the industry supply base as her clients.

Currently the Membership Committee Chair for the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (TSLRRA) – and former Board of Governors Director with the Transportation Club of Houston – Anabelle regularly supports industry efforts through endeavors such as the ASLRRA’s Railroad Day on the Hill.

Prior to her involvement in the rail sector, Anabelle worked in automotive finance for Ford Motor Credit Co. She possesses a bachelors in Business Administration from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.

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Executive Recruiter, Management Consultant and Government Affairs

Mr. Jones is a native Texan and a U.S. Marine veteran. He attended The University of Texas Pharmacy School, Southern Illinois University – bachelor’s degree Healthcare Management, and the Naval War College – Masters in National Securities Studies.

He retired from federal service in June of 2013 as the Director of Real Estate for Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific. He first started C. E. Jones Consulting that primarily focuses on helping companies manage, navigate and close real estate opportunities with the federal government. 

He has been a recruiter and career planner in the Marine Corps and now is using his skills and knowledge to focus on placing railroad executives in prominent positions within the rail industry. His diverse background and skills in management, operations, and recruiting personnel has drawn him to the team of Stahl Executive Recruiters as a Management Consultant. He provides day to day management and operations advice for the firm.

His military and civil service background has led him to becoming involved with a non-profit organization and political service.  As former Vice-chairman of Honor Flight Austin, Claude enjoyed taking WWII, Korean, & Vietnam Veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials. 

He has one son married and living in Thousand Oaks, California.  He enjoys martial arts, teaching, swimming, scuba diving, and traveling the globe.