Corina Moore, president and CEO at Ontario Northland, has been named Outstanding Woman of the Year by her peers in the rail industry.
The accolade was jointly given by the League of Railway Women, an advocacy organization that aims to connect women in rail, and Progressive Railroading, an industry publication based out of Oakdale, Penn., covering transportation, trucking and the rail industry.
“Over the past several years, Ontario Northland has worked diligently to transform itself into a sustainable, valued leader in transportation – contributing to the economic growth, job creation and prosperity of northeastern Ontario,” Ontario Northland said in a Sept. 10 online statement.
“Today, president and CEO Corina Moore was recognized for her leadership, vision and innovation that guided the organization through its successful transformation.”
Hailing originally from Commanda, south of North Bay, Moore studied engineering and business at the University of Waterloo. She spent several years working around the globe before returning to Northern Ontario to raise a family.
In 2005, she joined Ontario Northland as director of its telecommunications division, Ontera, and took on the role of interim president and CEO in 2014. Moore was appointed to the position permanently in 2015 – the first female president of a Canadian railway.
Moore has taken a collaborative approach to leadership, engaging employees and community members, and introducing measures to improve efficiency and grow revenue.
Under her direction, Ontario Northland secured new contracts with British Columbia’s Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, Montreal’s municipal transportation service, and expanded to provide freight car and locomotive overhaul and repair services to the North American marketplace.
Based in North Bay, Ontario Northland provides bus and train service across Northern Ontario, in addition to rail freight and rail refurbishment services.