Kansas City Southern (KCS), Kansas City, Mo., formed a new health, safety and environmental group within the operations department to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety and environmental functions under a single management.

Leading the new group is Kayden Howard, who was promoted from associate general counsel to the newly created position of vice president health, safety and environmental.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Kayden to lead this important function for the organization, and confident that she will continue to enhance our overall commitment to safety,” says Jeff Songer, executive vice president and COO.