John Lovenburg

John Lovenburg
Vice President, Environmental, BNSF Railways, Fort Worth, TX

John Lovenburg is the Vice President, Environmental for BNSF Railway. He leads a team of employees responsible for environmental strategy, law, communication, sustainability, energy, permitting, compliance, remediation, hazardous materials, and industrial wastewater.

Mr. Lovenburg has more than 20 years of prior experience in environmental consulting with CH2M (now Jacobs) where he was vice president, Global Site Remediation and Revitalization.

Mr. Lovenburg is active in environmental governance and sustainability. He is on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute, a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Business Council, and serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation.

Mr. Lovenburg has a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree in hydrogeology from San Diego State University.


BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces.