KSU - Kansas City Southern

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Kansas City Southern

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

Full Time Employees7,130

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Patrick J. OttensmeyerCEO, Pres & Director2.75MN/A1958
Mr. Michael W. UpchurchCFO & Exec. VP1.14MN/A1961
Mr. Jeffrey M. SongerCOO & Exec. VP1.16MN/A1970
Mr. Warren K. ErdmanExec. VP of Admin. & Corp. Affairs966.24kN/A1959
Mr. Brian D. HancockExec. VP & Chief Innovation Officer1.03MN/A1966
Amounts are as of December 31, 2017 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, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. It 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. The company operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. It 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. The company 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 based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Corporate Governance

Kansas City Southern’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of November 1, 2018 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 4; Compensation: 9.

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.