Anacostia appoints new marketing managers at Indiana short lines

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CHICAGO — Anacostia Rail Holdings announced two marketing and sales appointments at its Louisville & Indiana and Chicago South Shore & South Bend railroad affiliates.

Kathleen Sackett becomes director marketing and sales for the Louisville & Indiana Railroad, Jeffersonville, Ind., effective Dec. 4. She joins the Louisville & Indiana from Watco’s Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. She will report to Eric Jakubowski, Anacostia’s chief commercial officer.

Matthew Coduti joined the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad in Michigan City, Indiana, Nov. 20, as manager of marketing and sales. Formerly a planner, for maritime and raw material logistics at ArcelorMittal, he reports to Greg Dougherty, Chicago South Shore director of sales and marketing.

“Both Katie and Matt have valuable rail logistics experience and are welcome additions to our Anacostia team,” Jakubowski says.

Sackett has more than 16 years of rail sales and marketing experience, most recently with Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. Beginning in 2008 as director of sales and marketing and based in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., she was named director of commercial in 2017.

She began her railroad career in the Chicago area in 1991 as an account representative with the Southern Pacific. In 1992, she moved to Houston, Texas advancing to regional account manager and in 1993 was promoted to director of national accounts. She subsequently joined BNSF Railway serving from 1996 to 1998 as market manager-soda ash, Fort Worth, Texas.

Sackett’s background includes a six-year stint in real estate in Wisconsin beginning in 2002 both as a realtor and broker owner. She holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and business law from Arizona State University.

Coduti’s career includes five years with ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company. Beginning in 2012 as an associate analyst, he advanced to project analyst and purchasing specialist. In 2017, he was promoted to planner, marine and raw material logistics with responsibility for managing rail transportation of raw materials to multiple facilities. His experience includes planning and negotiating initiatives with rail, barge, port, truck and package services.

Coduti is completing a master of business administration degree at the University of Chicago and holds a bachelor of science from Purdue University, majoring in industrial management with a minor in economics. He is fluent in Chinese and Spanish.

— An Anacostia Rail Holdings news release. Dec. 4, 2017.
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