NARP Staff

NARP is looking for a new President/CEO

 

Vice President Sean Jeans-Gail

Sean Jeans-Gail works as Vice President of the National Association of Railroad Passenger. He joined the association in 2008 as Director of Communications. Previously, he served in an internship for Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, then-chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
 
Jeans-Gail entered the transportation sector as a field director on a ballot measure campaign that successfully closed loopholes in Oregon’s land use-laws—laws originally enacted by renowned conservationist Governor Tom McCall. These loopholes were put in place by large development interests seeking to exploit protected forests and farmland. Through its passage, the ballot protected Oregon’s unique, transit/bike/rail-friendly communities from poorly planned suburban sprawl.
 
A native of Portland, Oregon, he holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Oregon, where he was on the Dean’s list and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
 

 

Director of  Development Logan McLeod

Logan McLeod recently interned with National Association of Railroad Passengers this past summer. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with dual bachelors’ degrees in Public Communications and Political Science.

Before that he attended Randolph-Macon College on a football/academic scholarship to play Strong Safety. After suffering serious back injuries and still recovering from a torn ACL the year before, he left Randolph-Macon to attend Florida State University. Logan participated in fundraising and community awareness programs through his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha.  

Logan worked his way through Florida Atlantic University as a sales associate for Penetran Products, where he managed and maintained independent pharmacies, clinics, doctor’s offices, and health food stores, while still fulfilling his rigorous course load. After a brief interlude, wherein he setup his own personal training business, Logan graduated from FAU. He was accepted into the Fund for American Studies program in Washington, D.C., where he interned at NARP and attended classes at George Mason University.

Logan took a full-time position at NARP as Director of Development, and he is working on developing a successful fundraising program that will benefit the Association and raise awareness for the need to have more passenger rail service available to communities around the country. His passion is politics, and desires to be part of the legislative process someday. Logan’s ultimate goal is to run for a seat in either the House or the Senate.

 


 

Office/Product/Development Coordinator James Abram "Abe" Zumwalt

A native of Seattle, WA, Abe is NARP's Coordinator of Resource Development. He received B.A. degrees in Economics and in French from Knox College (Galesburg IL) in 2011. While attending Knox, he was an intern with the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association, in the fall of 2009. He also studied abroad in Besancon, France (January-June 2010) and served on the Student Senate and—alongside college president Roger Taylor—on the school’s Sustainability Committee.

His professional work since graduating has been as a wine salesman, and as a Tour Guide in Seattle’s Underground. He has a strong knowledge of railroading. A major paper he wrote at Knox concerned the economic history of transportation infrastructure in the 20th century, with a view to making “more accessible the epic socio-political struggle that played out between road and rail,”  which caught the interest of BNSF officials and culminated with dinner aboard the BNSF business train. He was awarded grants to attend the 2010 and 2011 Railvolution conferences. He was an active member of both All Aboard Washington and NARP before joining as a staff member.

Ultimately Abe would like to find himself "at the interchange between railway operations, and property development."


 

Coordinator of Outreach, Marketing, and Communications Jenna Jablonski

Jenna Jablonski joined NARP in January 2014 as the Coordinator of Outreach, Marketing, and Communications. Jenna looks forward to flexing her creativity and broadening her experience in nonprofit marketing while working to engage NARP's audiences in new ways.

Before joining NARP, Jenna volunteered as the Social Media and Communications Coordinator at the community development nonprofit Abriendo Mentes in Potrero, Costa Rica, where she gained many of the outreach skills she utilizes in her position today.

A native of Lakewood, NY, Jenna graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in May 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and a minor in Spanish. She participated in the Park Scholar program, a four-year scholarship program based on academics, community service, and a commitment to communications. On campus, Jenna served on the executive board of several student organizations and participated in Clinton Global Initiative University.

Jenna was particularly enriched by her experiences off campus, including two months volunteering in community health in Uganda, a semester studying abroad in Bolivia, and a semester studying and interning in Washington, DC with the Cornell in Washington program.

Jenna is excited to work towards changing the perception of rail travel in the United States and to promote the benefits of passenger rail for individuals, communities, and the environment.