RSI Announces Staff Promotions for Brewin, Leach

Washington, DC, April 2, 2013 – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has promoted Nicole Brewin to the position of Vice President Government Affairs and Robyn Leach to the post of Vice President Administration.

RSI President Tom Simpson said “These promotions recognize the expertise and accomplishments of Nicole and Robyn, whose efforts have advanced the interests of our members and the railway supply industry.”

Brewin, who came to RSI in 2001 as assistant vice president, manages the organization’s government affairs activities.  Her duties include planning and implementing RSI government relations strategy and being the point person with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal agencies.  In addition, Brewin serves as treasurer of the RSI political action committee, coordinates the activities of the Board of Directors’ Government Affairs Committee and the membership’s Washington Affairs Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors of Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Leach joined RSI in 1999 as office manager.  Today, in addition to those duties, she handles the organization’s financial accounts, helps coordinate the activities of several RSI Program Committees including the American Railway Car Institute, Tank Car and State Tax Committees, coordinates RSI’s relationship with the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA), and oversees the annual CMA conference.  She also plays an important planning role in the annual RSI trade show and assists with RSI’s participation in the biennial Railway Interchange conference and exhibition.


For more information contact: Amanda Patrick at or 202-347-4664.