Brenda Mainwaring joined Union Pacific Railroad in 1997 in government affairs and moved into a program management position in 2001. She was appointed Director of Public Affairs for Iowa and Nebraska in 2007 and named Vice President Public Affairs for the Southern Region in 2013. She leads the Public Affairs team in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee.
During her career with Union Pacific, Mainwaring developed the Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs, Kenefick Park at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens, managed UP’s role as supplier to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and created Union Pacific’s trademark licensing program.
She is an Iowa native and received her B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa. She and her husband live in Spring, Texas.