Texas Freight Advisory Committee

Brenda Mainwaring

Vice President Public Affairs - Southern Region Union Pacific Railroad

Brenda Mainwaring, vice president of public affairs, leads the Union Pacific (UP) team that interacts with elected officials, media and communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee. She is based in Spring, Texas.

She began her career with UP in government affairs, responsible for legislative analysis in 23 operating states. She was appointed director of corporate relations in 2001 and subsequently managed UP’s role as supplier to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and developed UP’s museum and trademark licensing program. Before joining the railroad, Mainwaring was an intelligence analyst in Washington, D.C.

Mainwaring is an Iowa native and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Iowa.