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William B. Bales, First Participant in BSC's

William B. Bales, Senior Vice President International, Norfolk Southern Corporation, will visit the Bluefield State College Business Division, as the first participant in the College's "Executive In Residence" Program.

Bales will attend a variety of functions at BSC, and will address Business Division students and faculty during his two-day visit, January 29-30, 1997.

"This program and Mr. Bales' visit represent a unique opportunity for our Division to utilize the service of a key industry executive and to show all of our students how real business operates," noted Michael Lilly, chair/BSC Division of Business & Law Enforcement.

Bales was named Norfolk Southern Corporation's Senior Vice President International on Oct. 1, 1995, with offices at headquarters in Roanoke, VA. In addition, he is Director and Vice President of Lamberts Point Barge Company, and Vice President of Norfolk Southern's wholly-owned mineral resource companies, Pocahontas Land Corporation and Pocahontas Development Corporation, as well as a number of additional wholly-owned subsidiaries of Norfolk Southern Corporation.

He also serves as an elected member of the Board of Directors of Bituminous Coal Research, Inc. a non-profit corporation fostering and promoting the utilization of coal and its products, and of related equipment by means of study, research, education, and other efforts.

He has traveled extensively throughout the world, meeting with coal customers in Japan, Korea, eastern and western Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, and China. Bales has been a guest speaker at coal/energy and transportation conferences in Japan, France, Canada, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Spain, and Great Britain.