Ross Lane joined Montana Rail Link as Chief Communications Officer in January 2019 and has responsibility for all internal and external communications, public and government affairs and serves as the primary spokesman for MRL. Prior to joining MRL, Ross served as Regional Director Public Affairs for BNSF Railway with experience in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Prior to joining BNSF, Ross served in a variety of roles including Executive Director of a conservation organization, Chief of Staff to the House Minority in the Montana State Legislature, and as Political Liaison for U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s 2012 re-election campaign. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Montana, and a Master of Public Administration from Montana State University.