Geography 2050

Mr. Dean Wise

Dean Wise, LLC

Mr. Wise formed Dean Wise LLC in February 2017 to provide strategic advisory services to the transportation, logistics and infrastructure sector, with an emphasis on transformational technologies. Previously, Mr. Wise was Vice President of Network Strategy at BNSF Railway. BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and three Canadian provinces, integral to the global supply chains of mining, energy, utility, agricultural, industrial, and consumer products industries. Joining BNSF in February 2010, coincident with Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the company, Dean oversaw BNSF’s strategy process, transformational technology initiative, regional franchise development, shortline network (200 rail feeder lines), public-private partnerships (PPP), rail line sales and dispositions, and development of right-of-way for non-freight rail uses including fiber optics, cell towers, and electric transmission lines.

Prior to his 7 years at BNSF, Dean had 32 years of consulting and industry experience. From 1995 to 2010, he served as president and managing partner at Norbridge, Inc., a management consulting firm focusing on the freight transport and logistics industry, based in Concord, MA. Before joining Norbridge, he was a vice president at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) in Lexington, MA, (1983-1995). Dean’s prior experience also includes management positions at Conrail Corporation and Southern Pacific Transportation Company.