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The resume pretty much covers it, however there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Tim spent the first seven years of his career as an independent freelance writer, working as a journalist for a number of Omaha-based publications, and as a corporate professional for companies including Union Pacific, ConAgra, University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University. He became known as the top profile writer in the city, thanks to feature stories on Herman Cain, Chuck Hagel, Tom and Nancy Osborne and Tom Siekmann, among others.

When Union Pacific offered him a full-time opportunity to transform their print-based communications department into a daily electronic communications environment, he agreed, and has since changed the way that company communicates to its employees.

The Resume

Tim McMahan

Education: University of Nebraska at Omaha, BS 1988 * Major: Journalism

Professional Experience: Union Pacific Railroad, Senior Manager-Media Technology, February 2001 to present. Managing Editor - UP Online, November 1995 - February 2001. Freelance Writer/Editor, May 1988 to November 1995.

Current Responsibilities: Manages internal and external Union Pacific Web content.
-- Oversees all content, graphics, organization and strategy for UP's public Web site ( and employee Intranet Web site.
-- Manages staff of designers, Web editor and information architect employed in UP's Corporate Relations Department.
-- Coordinates cross-functional, multi-department team responsible for specific departmental Web strategies.
-- Oversees implementation of new Web-based technology, including a roll-out of the Interwoven Web content management system.

As managing editor of UP Online, was responsible for developing, writing and editing, a daily electronic employee newsletter distributed via the UP Intranet, secured Internet, Lotus Notes and mainframe administrative message system. The 6- to 8-page newsletter included breaking company and rail industry news. Managed two contributing editors. UP Online became Union Pacific's primary communication vehicle to its 53,000 employees scattered throughout the western United States. It was named "Best Electronic Newsletter" in 1997, '99 and 2000 by the Association of Railway Communicators -- the nation's oldest industry association.

Other responsibilities at Union Pacific:

Additional Professional Experience

References available upon request.