Current Board of Directors
Resides in Olympia, WA and is active in the local community including being a port commissioner at the Port of Olympia.
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Karen has been a member of AAWA since 2009 and a board member since 2011. She is a frequent rider of trains in the NW and also a weekly volunteer at Centennial Station, Olympia/Lacey. She comes from a railroading family (Northern Pacific) and believes that passenger rail can be the most efficient and economical way to move large groups of people. She is grateful that our trains provide a transportation option to all citizens, but especially those individuals who cannot drive or should not drive any more. She resides in Lacey, WA.
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Robert Lawrence has been a member since 1997 and became a director in 2007.
He has previously served as Membership Chair and Treasurer of the organization.
He has been active in Passenger Rail/Transit advocacy since 1980 and has traveled throughout North America and Europe using these modes.
Bob is also a WA State Representative for the National Assoc. of Railroad Passengers.
Bob was born and raised in Southern Calif. and moved to the North West in 1997.
Bob is employed as an Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer.
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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 7th, 1930.
Interested in trains and transit as far back as I can remember.
Joined the Cincinnati Railroad Club while a college student, now retired, single, living in Everett, Washington. The past two summers served as a volunteer docent with the National Park Service and Rails Program on the Empire Builder and the Coast Starlight.
University Of Cincinnati, EE 1953
Northwestern University, MBA 1971
Electrical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of railroad and rapid transit communication and signal systems, with the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1953 to 1963, Milwaukee Road, 1963 to 1972, Norfolk and Western, 1972 to 1976, and finally with the Ralph M. Parsons Company Transportation Group (formerly De Leuw Cather and Company), 1976 to 1996. This last experience included work on Amtrak’s Northwest Corridor.
My involvement with All Aboard Washington started as one of the nuclei of activists helping to organize it (under it’s former name, The Washington Association of Rail Passengers) during the 1980-1981 period. I have been involved in transportation all my life, namely with airline work.
Despite my career work, I was well aware of the social and environmental benefits of rail transportation, and how that has been neglected by state and national governments, and this has made me an advocate for rail transportation.
I was the treasurer of The Washington Association of Rail Passengers since its incorporation through 2001. I was also the membership chair and meeting organizer through that period. Since that time I have undertaken the unspecified duties of the financial secretary.
Since 1988 I have also been a Board member of NARP, and have attended most of the semi-annual meetings of that Board.