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John Lovenburg

John Lovenburg
Vice President, Environment; BNSF Railways; Fort Worth, TX

John Lovenburg is the vice president, Environment for BNSF Railway. He leads a team of employees responsible for environmental strategy and communication, sustainability, energy, permitting, compliance, remediation, hazardous materials, environmental law, and industrial wastewater.

Mr. Lovenburg has more than 20 years of prior experience in environmental consulting with CH2M (now Jacobs) where he was vice president, Global Site Remediation and Revitalization.

Mr. Lovenburg is active in conservation and natural infrastructure projects. He is a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Business Council, oversees BNSF’s conservation giving with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation.
Mr. Lovenburg is a Board member of the Environmental Law Institute.

Mr. Lovenburg has a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree in hydrogeology from San Diego State University.

John and his wife, Renee, have a daughter in college and a son in high school.

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve.