Birth Place: E. St. Louis, Illinois

Education: Graduate of the University of Illinois, BS Finance, Webster University, MBA and has a Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification from the Society Human Resource Management. 

Memberships & Positions held include the following: Kevin is the past President of Union Pacific’s Black Employee Network, serves on the Board of Directors of Operations Lifesaver in Arkansas Louisiana and Texas, and was a co-founder of the Barneco Company in Champaign, Illinois. He has also served as deacon at Joy of Life Church of God in Christ in Omaha, Nebraska, is a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Sigma Pi Phi (Boule).

Employment: Kevin has been employed with Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years and is a qualified locomotive engineer. He has held various leadership positions in the operating, human resources and safety departments. His duties have included overseeing the training of locomotive engineers, management employees, professional facilitators, and implementing safety processes for over 35,000 employees. Kevin’s current responsibilities includes ensuring the safety of the public as it relates to train safety in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. 

Family: Kevin Barnett is married to Wyvonne Barnett and they are proud parents of eight children and have nineteen grandchildren.