MATTHEW WHITEFORD Investigator Matt Whiteford began his railroad career in 1984 on the formerSanta Fe Railroad, now BNSF. He worked in many positions including Trackman, Truck Driver, Welder
Helper,Welder, Safety Assistant, Tie Inspector, Rules Examiner, and Assistant Roadmaster. His 25 years of service in 14 different states gave him a well rounded understanding of the industry as a whole, Maintenance Of Way in particular.
“During my career, I saw first hand the dedication and hard work railroad employees exhibit on a daily basis. I know the toll the long hours, travel and general unforgivingness of the industry first hand. I looked at this position as an opportunity to use my experience to help employees unfortunate enough to be injured by carriers. It keeps me close to both the industry, and the BMWED.”
In addition to being a Life Member of the BMWED, Matt belongs to Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
Matt’s wife, Patsy, is an educator of 25 years and teaches International Baccalaureate English at Hutchinson, Kansas High School, where they make their home. Together, they enjoy sporting events, movies, and have a true passion for both attending live music performances and visiting their nine grandchildren.