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Gordon T. Trafton II

Gordon Trafton
Director*
Naperville, Illinois

Mr. Trafton joined CP's Board of Directors in 2017. 

In 2010, Mr. Trafton retired from his position of special advisor to the Canadian National Railway (CN) leadership team. From 2003 to 2009, he successively served as Senior Vice-President Strategic Acquisitions and Integration and as Senior Vice-President, Southern Region at CN. Before joining CN, he held a number of leadership positions with Illinois Central Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad. Mr. Trafton's tenure as Vice-President, Information Technology Services at Illinois Central Railroad provided understanding, experience, and responsibility for cybersecurity at the company. In addition, during Mr. Trafton's career at three railroads, he was directly involved in or responsible for key areas related to five mergers and, acquisitions and related operational integration. 

Mr. Trafton holds a Bachelor of Science in transportation management from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder and now sits on Leeds Advisory Board. He also serves on the advisory board of Sacred Cow Consulting, Inc. Over the past seven years, he has also served on four additional nonprofit education boards. 

*Chair of the Risk and Sustainability Committee and member of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee.