Michael McGonagle Named a 'Rising Star' by Progressive Railroading Magazine

REMSA congratulates Vice President of Government Affairs for this recognition

WASHINGTON – Progressive Railroading has announced that Michael McGonagle, Vice President of Government Affairs for NRC and REMSA, is among 25 professionals selected as 2023 Rising Stars of the North American railroad industry.

Progressive Railroading defines a “Rising Star” as someone under 40 years of age who is making a positive impact on his or her company, organization, department or team, and is viewed by others as an up-and-coming leader in the rail industry.

Matt Ginsberg, President of TGA Association Management Solutions LLC, the firm that manages NRC and REMSA, nominated Mike and applauded his contributions to the rail industry. “Rising Star is an apt description for Mike,” says Ginsberg. “From joining the NRC as an intern, and now being a critical voice in Washington, D.C. advocating on behalf of the rail contractor and supplier industry, Mike has grown tremendously in his role and demonstrates the qualities of a rising star.”

Read Mike’s Rising Star profile on ProgressiveRailroading.com.

Mike and the 24 other Rising Stars, were honored in a virtual celebration on July 26, 2023, and will be featured in the publication’s September 2023 issue.

About Progressive Railroading’s Rising Star Program:
This is the eleventh year that Progressive Railroading has sponsored the Rising Stars Awards program. It dates back to 2013 when Progressive Railroading set out to discover how rail businesses are trying to recruit and retain new railroaders and who are some of the industry's up-and-comers. Their "Rising Stars" program is a by-product of that effort and was launched to identify individuals under the age of 40 who already are making a difference in the rail industry.

About the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA)
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) was created in 1965 by the merger of the Association of Track and Structure Suppliers and the National Railway Appliances Association, two long-standing organizations in the railroad maintenance-of-way industry. The association represents companies and individuals who manufacture or sell maintenance-of-way equipment, products, and services, or are engineers, contractors and consultants working in construction and/or maintenance of railroad transportation facilities. REMSA members constitute a large part of the maintenance-of-way industry. The association sponsors the largest exhibit of maintenance-of-way equipment, products and services in the United States. REMSA members exhibit rail and track products, track maintenance equipment and services, safety devices and software that enables the railroad industry to work smarter.