Meet our Members: Dan Harbeke
Dan Harbeke, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
Dan Harbeke joins the North Texas Commission Board of Directors representing Union Pacific Railroad. Dan serves as the Director of Public Affairs for Union Pacific and has direct responsibility for community relations, government affairs and philanthropic giving. Learn more about Dan through his bio below.
Dan began his career in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004 and has served in several capacities since joining the organization, including time spent managing over 300 small-to-medium size accounts shipping various steel products throughout North America, Mexico, and Canada, managing the West Coast operations and forecasting process for the General Motors account in the Automotive Group of Marketing and Sales, and building out the company’s public affairs presence in Utah, Idaho, and Montana.
Active in the community, he has served on the Young Professionals Council Board of Directors through the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, is past Chairman of the Utah Foundation Board of Trustees, and has served on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Utah and the Natural History Museum of Utah. In his spare time, he travels and speaks with college students throughout the country on personal marketing and professional development, and holds a degree in Marketing and Political Science from Creighton University. Dan and his wife Jill have one daughter and live in Fort Worth, Texas.
It was over 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America’s iconic companies, today Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise.