Speaking Engagement

Pivoting in a COVID Workplace

League of Railway Women 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Online Event

Blank Rome Government Relations principal Katie Kachel will serve as a panel host for the League of Railway Women’s (“LRW”) 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, being held October 18 through 20, 2021, as an online event.

Katie, who is Events Deputy Chair at LRW, will host the “Pivoting in a COVID Workplace” session on Monday, October 18, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. EDT.


We’re living and working in unprecedented times. This panel discussion brings together three railway professionals who were charged with developing and implementing COVID-19 company-wide policies, sometimes across international borders, to keep the workforce safe and running. These exemplary leaders will discuss the challenges they faced since March 2020 and the silver linings that are emerging while adapting in the COVID workplace.


  • Kayden Howard, Vice President of Health, Safety & Environmental at Kansas City Southern
  • Sarah Teachout, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer at Trinity Industries
  • Marie-Daniele Pitchen, Director of Occupational Health Services at CN

To learn more and register, please visit the event webpage.