Colby Tanner

Colby Tanner

BNSF Railway  |  Assistant Vice President of Economic Development

Colby Tanner joined BNSF Railway in 2015 as the assistant vice president of economic development. In this role, he is responsible for directing, planning and implementing the location and expansion of industries to the BNSF System through collaborative efforts with customers, developers, ports and communities. Prior to joining BNSF, he spent 12 years leading strategic real estate initiatives at various divisions of Walmart Stores, Inc. His previous experience also includes managing business development and site location projects for Carter & Burgess, Inc. and the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Throughout his career, he has led teams that developed over 35 million square feet of industrial and commercial space throughout the United States.