Kansas City Southern Board of Directors

Lydia I. Beebe
  • Lydia I. Beebe (3)(4)
  • Principal LIBB Advisors, LLC

Director Since: 2017

Experience: Principal, LIBB Advisors, LLC; Senior Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC from 2015 to 2017; Chief Corporate Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Chevron Corp., from 1995 to 2015

Qualifications: Ms. Beebe currently serves as the Principal of LIBB Advisors, and as co-chair of the Stanford Institutional Investors Forum at Stanford Law School.  She formerly served as Senior Of Counsel with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, advising clients on a wide range of corporate governance issues. She was the Chief Governance Officer for Chevron Corp. from 1995 to 2015 and served in various other legal roles since 1977. During this time, she gained valuable skills relating to executive leadership at a large publicly-traded company, including corporate governance matters that are important to our stockholders. She has extensive experience in a wide array of legal challenges that face a public company and its board of directors. Ms. Beebe also has expertise with boardroom issues as a director of other public companies and routinely advises clients on corporate strategy and working with all stakeholders. In addition, she serves as an advisory board member of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Ms. Beebe also served as chairman of the board of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Other Current Directorships: Aemetis, Inc.

Past Directorships: HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc

Lu Córdova
  • Lu M. Córdova (2)(5)
  • Executive Director
  • Colorado Department of Revenue

Director Since: 2010

Experience: President, Techstars Foundation December 2017 - April 2019; Chief Executive Officer of Corlund Industries, L.L.C. 2005 - 2019; General Manager of Almacen Storage-US 2007 - 2019

Qualifications: Ms. Córdova has extensive business leadership and entrepreneurial experience. She has strong management skills from leading business development for companies from start-up phase through high growth into the public market. Her former international executive roles with McGraw-Hill Standard & Poor’s and Excite@Home, along with Chief Executive roles in private corporations, have given her extensive expertise in corporate finance and strategic planning. In addition, Ms. Córdova is a citizen of both the United States and Mexico and has significant cross-border operations experience. Ms. Córdova also has experience in the development of government financial and economic policies from her formal economics education, from ten years with the 10th District Federal Reserve Bank, ultimately as chairman, and from serving on compensation and audit committees.

Past Directorships: 10th District Federal Reserve Bank based in Kansas City; Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

Robert Druten
  • Robert J. Druten (1)(4)
  • Chairman of the Board, Kansas City Southern
  • Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Director Since: 2004

Experience: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hallmark Cards, Inc. from 1994 to August 2006

Qualifications:  Mr. Druten has extensive executive experience in corporate finance and accounting developed during his tenure as a financial manager, and ultimately as Chief Financial Officer, of Hallmark Cards, Inc. He has also served on the audit committees of other public companies, which gives him valuable knowledge and perspective. Mr. Druten also has experience in managing capital intensive operations, international operations and strategic planning.

Other Current Directorships: EPR Properties; Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.

Past Directorships: American Italian Pasta Company

Antonio, Jr. Garza
  • Antonio O. Garza, Jr. (1)(4)
  • Counsel, White & Case, LLP

Director Since: 2010

Experience: Counsel, White & Case, LLP since 2009; United States Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 until January 2009

Qualifications: Mr. Garza brings strong political, diplomatic and international business skills to the Board that he has developed through his experience as the United States’ Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009, and as an international business consultant and attorney. In addition, he has extensive experience in public policy development, strategic relationships with government officials and government relations experience including prior experience working with the Mexican government, which serves the Board well in its governance and strategic oversight of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. ("KCSM"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of KCS. Mr. Garza also has a solid understanding of KCSM’s operations developed through his service on its board of directors. Mr. Garza also served as Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission from 1998 to 2002.

Other Current Directorships: MoneyGram International; Trustee, Southern Methodist University; Americas Society/Council of the Americas; American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

Past Directorships: BBVA Compass and the U.S. holding companies of BBVA; Basic Energy Services

David Garza-Santos
  • David Garza-Santos (3)
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (MADISA) since 1994

Director Since: 2016

Experience: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maquinaria Diesel SA de CV (MADISA) since 1994

Qualifications: Mr. Garza-Santos is a business and community leader in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MADISA, a national distributor of heavy-duty equipment, Mr. Garza-Santos has experience in all phases of leading a company. Mr. Garza-Santos also sits on the board of directors of Promotora Ambiental, S.A.B. de C.V., a publicly-traded services company based out of Monterrey, Mexico. Mr. Garza-Santos is also a recognized leader in Monterrey, which provides the Company with additional insight and leadership on the business and political environment both regionally in Monterrey as well as nationally across Mexico.

Other Current Directorships:Promotora Ambiental, S.A.B. de C.V.; Grupo Delta; Commercial Essex; Fibra Mty, SAPI de CV

Janet H. Kennedy
  • Janet H. Kennedy (5)
  • Vice President, North American Regions
  • Google Cloud at Google 

Director Since: 2019

Experience: Vice President, North America Regions, Google Cloud at Google since July 2019; Partner/Principal, Americas Advisory Digital Transformation Leader for Ernst & Young from November 2018 to June 2019; Vice President, US Digital Transformation for Microsoft Corp., from 2018 to May 2019; President, Microsoft Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., from 2013 to 2017; Vice President, U.S. Enterprise for Microsoft Corp. from 2009 to 2013


As Vice President, North America Regions, Google Cloud at Google, Ms. Kennedy leads the customer and partner-facing teams that serve enterprises, mid-market customers, and small and mid-sized businesses.  In addition, she leads the industry strategy, solutions and market initiatives for the Retail and Consumer Products customers.   In this role, she is focused on helping clients to leverage disruptive thinking and emerging technologies to develop and execute their digital transformation strategies.   At Ernst & Young, her responsibilities included building the next iteration of the overall Digital Transformation Strategy for Americas Advisory, growing and building practices including Cloud, RPA, Blockchain and new emerging technologies. In her role as US Digital Transformation for Microsoft Corp., Ms. Kennedy was responsible for both internal and external digital transformations for Microsoft’s customers and partners. The experience and insights she has from these roles provide her with a unique and valuable perspective to help KCS in this new digital age.

Ms. Kennedy gained valuable executive leadership skills and extensive experience in business development and strategy areas while serving as President of Microsoft Canada, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. In addition, Ms. Kennedy’s background at Microsoft has given her significant insight and knowledge relevant to cybersecurity issues and technological developments affecting the transportation industry. Ms. Kennedy also held other leadership positions at Microsoft, which provided experience in sales and marketing of business solutions as the Vice President of Enterprise Customers and expertise in the transportation industry as Director of Transportation, Retail and Hospitality Industry. Ms. Kennedy was active in several industry groups in Canada, including the Information Technology Association of Canada, where she served as a director.

Mitchell Krebs
  • Mitchell J. Krebs (2)(5)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Coeur Mining, Inc.

Director Since: 2017

Experience: President and Chief Executive Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc. since 2011; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc. between 2008 and 2011

Qualifications: Mr. Krebs is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE: CDE) and also serves on its board of directors. As the leader of a publicly-traded company, Mr. Krebs has direct experience and brings valuable insights into the issues that are important to public company stockholders. Mr. Krebs was Coeur Mining's Chief Financial Officer for several years, providing additional significant financial expertise to our Board and adding another financial expert capable of chairing our Audit Committee. In addition, Coeur Mining has significant mining operations in both North and South America, including Mexico, giving Mr. Krebs experience that will enhance the Board’s ability to oversee the Company’s execution of its strategy and achievement of its long-range objectives for its Mexican operations. Mr. Krebs also has experience in the corporate finance and asset management areas, providing the Board with additional expertise in managing and strengthening the Company’s financial and capital profile.

Other Current Directorships: Coeur Mining, Inc.

Henry Maier
  • Henry J. Maier(3)(5)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.

Director Since: 2017

Experience: President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., since 2013; Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Communications, and Contractor Relations  for FedEx Corp. between 2009 and 2013

Qualifications: Mr. Maier is President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Ground, a $16.6 billion subsidiary of FedEx Corp. As the leader of FedEx Ground, he has developed a deep and strong skill set relating to strategy development and execution. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013, Mr. Maier held various other senior executive roles in the areas of marketing, communications and strategic planning. Mr. Maier’s executive leadership skills strengthen the Board’s ability to oversee the execution of our Company’s strategy, including fostering a culture that demands performance excellence.  Mr. Maier has spent his entire career working in various segments of the transportation industry, giving him tremendous insight into many areas important to the Company.

Thomas McDonnell
  • Thomas A. McDonnell (2)(4)(5)
  • Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Director Since: 2003

Experience: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014; Chief Executive Officer of DST Systems, Inc. from 1984 until September 2012

Qualifications: Mr. McDonnell is an experienced business leader with the skills necessary to serve as a director of the Company. He served for many years as the Chief Executive Officer of DST Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company and has developed strong business leadership skills in this role. Mr. McDonnell has extensive executive experience in corporate finance and accounting, technology, international operations and strategic planning. His service on other boards has provided him with a broad business background and leadership skills that are highly valued by the Company’s Board.

Other Current Directorships: Euronet Worldwide, Inc.; Blue Valley Ban Corp; Cohanzick HyFund Ltd.

Past Directorships: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.; DST Systems, Inc.; Garmin Ltd; Cerner Corporation; BHA Group Holdings, Inc.; Puritan Bennett/Nellcor Puritan Bennett; Computer Sciences Corporation; Innovative Software; Informix

Patrick Ottensmeyer
  • Patrick J. Ottensmeyer (1)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kansas City Southern

Director Since: 2016

Experience: Chief Executive Officer of KCS since July 1, 2016; President of KCS since March 1, 2015; Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of KCS from October 16, 2008 through March 1, 2016; Chief Executive Officer of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company ("KCSR") since July 1, 2016; President of KCSR since March 1, 2015.

Qualifications: Mr. Ottensmeyer has a broad range of experience from the various senior executive positions he has held at KCS over the last ten years. During his time as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, he developed a deep understanding of the Company’s strategy as well as its customers and growth opportunities. He also has a very extensive understanding of financial matters, which helped him lead KCS’ finance department during his time as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ottensmeyer came to KCS in 2006 with substantial experience in financial matters from serving in various financial leadership roles, including treasurer and chief financial officer positions with his prior employers.

Committee of the Board

  • (1) Executive
  • (2) Audit
  • (3) Compensation and Organization
  • (4) Nominating and Corporate Governance
  • (5) Finance & Strategic Investment

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company Board of Directors

  • Patrick J. Ottensmeyer – Chairman
  • Warren K. Erdman
  • John F. Orr
  • Michael W. Upchurch
  • Adam J. Godderz

Kansas City Southern de Mexico Board of Directors

  • Antonio O. Garza, Jr. – Chairman
  • Oscar A. del Cueto
  • David F. Garza-Santos
  • Robert J. Druten
  • Michael J. Naatz
  • Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
  • Michael W. Upchurch