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Zak Andersen

BNSF Railway
Vice President Corporate Relations
Zak Andersen grew up in Helena, Montana and received his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Montana. Before joining BNSF, Andersen’s government service included over eight years in various capacities for Senator Max Baucus, the last two as his Chief of Staff. While serving in the Senate, he focused on issues within the jurisdiction of the Senate Finance Committee. He also focused on appropriations, economic development, and agriculture issues in the West. His other private sector experience includes one year in private consulting and public policy practice in Washington, D.C. Zak now resides in Fort Worth, Texas where he is the VP of Corporate Relations for BNSF Railway and is the BNSF Foundation President. Zak is responsible for all internal and external communication for the railroad, ranging from employees to media to communities, and manages the annual foundation spend.