Executive Director, REMSA
David Tennent has 35 years of experience in the railroad
industry beginning as a front-line supervisor in the Norfolk
and Western's locomotive shops. Mr. Tennent's career
encompasses assignments with railroad companies, rolling
stock manufacturers, government financial institutions, public
transportation authorities, and international state-owned
railways as well as owning and running his own small
engineering and manufacturing firm.
Mr. Tennent has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
degree from the University of Delaware and is a licensed
|Urszula M. Soucie, CEM
Chief Operating Officer, REMSA
As Chief Operating Officer, Urszula Soucie manages the day-to-
day administration of REMSA including membership
communication, recruitment, and retention, the monthly
newsletter, accounting, the annual directory, the scholarship
program, and supporting the planning and execution of the
Railway Interchange Conference. Prior to joining REMSA, Ms.
Soucie worked for a Wisconsin based consulting firm and was
Research Assistant to several transportation studies. Ms. Soucie
received her B.A. in Humanistic Studies from McGill University in
Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Government Affairs Manager, REMSA
Jacob Carter leads government affairs for REMSA and is responsible
for building relationships with members of Congress and managing
the association's grassroots program. Before joining REMSA, Mr. Carter
worked at a bipartisan government affairs consulting firm and on Capitol Hill,
where he worked in the offices of two U.S. Senators and a member of the
U.S. House. Mr. Carter previously worked at a political communications firm
that specialized in congressional and gubernatorial elections, and has been a
campaign staffer for members of Congress and the D.C. City Council.
Mr. Carter is a native of Virginia and a graduate of the George Washington
University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Membership & Marketing Manager, REMSA
Madeleine Stern has an extensive background in communications and marketing, with a specialization in association membership. She manages the REMSA brand with a primary focus on member relationships, content production and social media management. Ms. Stern managed membership and brand marketing for an association representing independent insurance agents across the nation prior to her role with REMSA. She has worked on a variety of projects; including, clients in travel, hospitality and insurance industries. Ms. Stern earned her B.A. in Communications (Journalism) with a double minor in Electronic Journalism and Theater from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.