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Thomas N. Hund
Executive Vice President and CFO 
BNSF Railway

Thomas HundThomas Hund assumed his current position of executive vice president and chief financial officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe in December 2000.  Prior to this position, Hund served as senior vice president and chief financial officer beginning in August 1999.  

 Hund began his career in the railroad industry with Santa Fe Pacific in 1983 in the accounting department. In 1989, he was appointed to assistant vice president and controller for Santa Fe Railway and was promoted to vice president and controller in 1990. In 1990, he was also promoted to vice president and controller of Santa Fe Pacific and held this position until the merger in 1995, when he was appointed as vice president and controller of BNSF.  

Prior to working for the railroad industry Hund worked at Peat Marwick as an audit manager. 

Bachelor of Business Administration, Loyola University of Chicago
Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago  

Affiliations/Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Financial Executive Institute
  • The Conference Board Counsel of Financial Executives
  • Texas Christian University International Board of Visitors
  • United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County Board of Directors
  • Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange Board of Directors 

He and his wife, Judy, live in Westlake, Texas, and have two grown children. 

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,000 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain, industrial goods and low-sulfur coal that help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. And we are working continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.


 BNSF Headquarters
BNSF Railway Company
2650 Lou Menk Dr. 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 961057
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0057
Phone: (800) 795-2673