Ben Gettinger (US)

  • Director of Communication, Branding at R. J. Corman Railroad Group

Boye 19 Brooklyn conference

Track: Modern Workplace (May 8)
Presentation: Reaching the Unreached: Establishing Effective Communication Channels in a Fragmented Workforce

About Benjamin Gettinger

Benjamin Gettinger is the Director of Communication and Branding at R. J. Corman Railroad Group. In his role, he focuses on leveraging creativity and available tools to cultivate relationships, which means thinking strategically about marketing, branding, employee engagement and public relations. He believes that, in people and in organizations, true and lasting change occurs from the inside out. 

In his last 10 years with R. J. Corman, a leading service provider for the North American railroad industry, Benny has planned and implemented the Communications department within the company. In doing so, he has created initiatives to recognize employees’ efforts, streamlined the external marketing and communication, and successfully launched many tools to connect the company’s 1,500 geographically separated employees.

Benny earned a bachelor’s degree in Media Communications from Asbury University.

About R. J. Corman Railroad Group

Rick Corman started his business after graduating from Jessamine County High School in 1973. He borrowed money from his uncle for a backhoe and dump truck and went to work rebuilding/repairing railroad crossings. At the end of four years he had a dozen backhoes, a few dump trucks, and no debt.

Today, the R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC serves all seven North American major railroads, many regional and short line railroads and dozens of industries having rail. Services include owning and operating eleven short lines, providing emergency rail services associated with derailments and natural disasters, switching, track construction, track material distribution, signal design/construction, building switching locomotives and operating a dinner train.