Transportation Club of St. Louis

Gateway  to Logistics - Established in  1907

The Club emphasizes social and philanthropic activities
The Transportation Club of St. Louis

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President's Message

Transportation Club of St. Louis


New President

April 2016

Diane Hartenbach


I would like to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me, or were unable to attend the 109th Annual Dinner of the Transportation Club of St. Louis. We had an incredible evening with fantastic speakers honoring our military and veterans. Being inducted as president at the dinner had an extra special meaning for me. At the time of the Dinner, my oldest child, Joe Workman was in basic training for the USCG and has since graduated. The experience is quite an emotional roller coaster, not only for the serviceman but for their loved ones as well. This has given me an even greater appreciation for our military and veterans and our club will continue to support in various ways.

I’m originally from Chicago and spent roughly, the last 30 years in the transportation industry. I’ve had the pleasure to working with and calling on, many of the same people in my various and roles and companies that I have worked for. Right out of high school, I started my career with the Hub Group, and spent the last 15 years with CSX Railroad, along with a few others in-between. I was an active member of the Chicago Transportation club, served on the board of their 100 Year anniversary celebration and involved with Intermodal association of Chicago, prior to moving to St. Louis in 2011. At that time, I became a board member of the Transportation club of St. Louis and have belonged ever since, contributing as much or as little as I could. We are all busy with our careers and personal lives, with different scales of availability, but I believe it is important not just support such an important industry, but to “give back” to such historical club’s.

The board and I hope to continue to improve and expand upon our programs, increase participation, giving, and learning.

This is a great way to get out and network with others in the Transportation field, increase individual knowledge, make some life-long friends, and have an enjoyable time.

We have some great events coming up, like the spring golf outing this Friday, Horse Hooky in July and Cardinal night August. I hope to see you at these events.

I’m looking forward to working with my fellow board members to make sure all of our events are just as engaging and exciting as the Annual Dinner.

I am honored to be your president. Reach out to myself or one of the board members if you have comments, concerns or the desire to participate on one of our committees. We always have room for a few good men, and women!


Diane Hartenbach,
President – Transportation Club of St. Louis