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Norfolk Southern has elected Martin H. Nesbitt and John R. Thompson as directors, according to Wick Moorman, chairman and CEO.
Nesbitt has been appointed to the audit and finance committees, and Thompson has been appointed to the audit and governance and nominating committees.
Nesbitt, 50, of Chicago, is co-founder of The Vistria Group. He served as president and CEO of PRG Parking Management and managing director of Green Courte Partners until 2012.
Thompson, 61, of Minnetrista, Minn., has been a government relations consultant for Best Buy since October 2012, having served as senior vice president and general manager of BestBuy.com from 2002 to 2012. He joined the company in 2001 as senior vice president for supply chain and business systems.
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