Since 2000, Matthew K. Rose has been Chief Executive Officer of BNSF Railway Company, which became a Berkshire Hathaway-owned company in 2010. He has also held the position of Chairman since 2000.
In June of 1999, he was made President and Chief Operating Officer. For almost two years prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. He joined Burlington Northern Railroad (BN) in 1993 and held several positions in the Merchandise Business Unit. Prior to that, he held several positions in the trucking industry.
Rose holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri, where he majored in marketing and minored in logistics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of AMR Corporation; a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T Inc.; a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Railroads; a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; a member of Business Roundtable; a member of The Business Council; a member of the Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University; a member of the Board of Trustees of American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; and a member of the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board.