KSU - Kansas City Southern

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Kansas City Southern

427 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States

Sector : Industrials
Industry : Railroads
Full Time Employees : 7,200

Key Executives

Name Title Pay Exercised Year Born
Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer CEO, Pres & Director 1.82M N/A 1958
Mr. Michael W. Upchurch CFO & Exec. VP 837.1k 304.19k 1961
Mr. Jeffrey M. Songer COO & Exec. VP 822.91k N/A 1970
Mr. Warren K. Erdman Exec. VP of Admin. & Corp. Affairs 709.1k N/A 1959
Mr. Brian D. Hancock Exec. VP & Chief Innovation Officer 768.82k 70.42k 1966
Amounts are as of December 31, 2018 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. The company provides rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas; and controls and operates the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, as well as the northern half of this bridge. Kansas City Southern also provides rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 6,700 route miles. The company serves the chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and minerals, energy, intermodal, and automotive markets. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Corporate Governance

Kansas City Southern’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of July 29, 2019 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 7; Shareholder Rights: 2; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) . Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.