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Union Pacific names new GC

Gayla Thal will replace the retiring J. Michael Hemmer

After nearly 32 years with the railroad, Union Pacific Corp.’s board of directors today rewarded Gayla Thal by naming her senior vice president – law and general counsel.

Thal will succeed J. Michael Hemmer, who will retire later this year. She most recently served as vice president – law and chief compliance officer, and previously was a leader in the claims and risk management areas of the business.

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