CP Gordon Trafton board member
Gordon Trafton

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA —Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has appointed Gordon Trafton to its board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2017.

"Gordon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the board," said Andrew F. Reardon, chairman of the board. "His knowledge of the railroading industry and his familiarity with our leadership team positions CP well for the future. We look forward to working closely with him as we continue our journey to railroading excellence."

In 2010, Trafton retired from his position of special advisor to the Canadian National (CN) leadership team. From 2003 to 2009, he was CN's senior vice-president of strategic acquisitions and integration and senior vice-president for the southern region. Before joining CN, he held a number of leadership positions with Illinois Central Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad.

Trafton has a bachelor of science degree in transportation management from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder and now serves as chairman of the Leeds School of Business Board of Alumni and Friends, and as a board member for the nonprofit City Year in Denver. Over the past six years, he has served on three additional nonprofit education boards.

"Hunter and Keith have always been committed to railroading excellence and I look forward to working closely with them once again," Trafton said. "It is with great pride that I join this iconic Canadian company and I stand ready to contribute to the next chapter of this incredible transformation."