Carl R.Ice, President and CEO of Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Company, one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, has become chair of the advisory board for The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command on October 13, and will serve a two-year term. In this position, he will oversee a board of 93 business and community leaders from North Texas who advise the organization in the areas of program delivery, management services, marketing, and fund raising.
Ice has been serving The Salvation Army DFW as chair of the Management Services Committee the past two years, giving leadership to the successful management of the organization’s IT systems, property, finance, purchasing/procurement, and contracts compliance. He has also been a member of the Corporate and Community Relations Committee and the Qualitative Evaluation and Research Committee. Ice joined the non-profit charity’s advisory board in 2009.
As President and CEO of BNSF, Ice directs a railway giant that operates in 28 states, three Canadian provinces, and employs 48,000 people. The company’s total operating revenue for 2014 is estimated at $23 billion. The railroad is wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by investor Warren Buffett.
Ice’s railway career began in 1979 in the Santa Fe Railway industrial engineering department. He later held positions in operations, finance and information systems. He and his wife, Mary, have two grown children, Marshall and Karen.
Ice takes the helm of the advisory board as Majors Jonathan and Barbara Rich begin their service as the new leaders of The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command following the transfer of long-time commanders, Majors Ward and Michele Matthews, to The Salvation Army’s corporate headquarters for the Southern Territory in Atlanta. The Richs, both fifth-generation Salvation Army officers, recently relocated from Memphis, Tennessee where they served as Area Commanders, overseeing Salvation Army programs and services for eight counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas.
The Salvation Army DFW Command Advisory Board includes two other Fort Worth business people:
· Mike Berry is president of Hillwood Properties. Berry, a Fort Worth native, is leading his company’s efforts in the 18,000 acre AllianceTexas Development – a master-planned, mixed-use development. He is past chairman of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce board of directors and serves as director of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council. Berry earned his MBA from Texas Christian University and completed his extended education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
· Carol Roberts, who’s been with Albertsons for 32 years, is their Community Relations & Partnership Marketing Manager based out of division headquarters in Fort Worth. She works with community organizations and manages the day-to-day business of the company’s sports partnerships with the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars and several universities.
The Salvation Army DFW Command serves Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Ellis counties and provides more than 70 programs and services to help make life better for individuals and families.
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