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RETIRED CEO OF NORFOLK SOUTHERN TO SPEAK AT ODU TODAY

David R. Goode, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., will be the guest speaker for Old Dominion University's Landmark Executive-in-Residence Series at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in 1005 Constant Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration, the series brings accomplished business leaders to campus to share their firsthand experiences with students.

Goode joined Norfolk Southern in 1982 after 17 years with the Norfolk and Western Railway. Named president in 1991, he assumed the additional titles of chairman, CEO and director in 1992. He retired last year.

In 2005, Norfolk Southern Corp. named its midtown Atlanta office building the David R. Goode Building in recognition of his outstanding service.

Goode earned a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a doctorate in law from Harvard University. He is a member of the boards of directors for Caterpillar Inc., Delta Airlines Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. and Russell Reynolds Associates. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Chrysler Museum of Art and is a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives, The Business Council and the American Bar Association.

This article was posted on: February 27, 2007

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