Benita Gibson, Director Transportation Services
"The most rewarding part of my job is working with new OMTs"
Office: North Little Rock, AR
Education: Drake University, Master Public Administration
Joined Union Pacific in October 2006
The hardest part of my job initially was understanding the different agreements and how the boards work. I don't really have a mechanical-type background so in the beginning, the equipment was intimidating. There was a lot of training but until I actually touched the yard and did the physical remote training, and I worked directly with my crews and teams and learned what they did, it made much more sense and then I could relate and make better decisions. Now that I've been here for awhile, the most rewarding part of my job is working with the new OMTs and people who want to come into the field from other areas within UPRR, especially the women in the field, mentoring and becoming a resource to those in need of motivation, helping or just being someone to talk to.