Specifically, 2 Pacifics

FARMS Leadership | San Joaquin x Sacramento Valley | Friday, March 26th, 2021

Location(s) of Field Day:
Sierra Pacific Industries – Lincoln, CA

Field Day Host(s) and Mentors:
Francisco Castillo – Senior Director Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
Mark Luster – Community Relations Manager, Sierra Pacific Industries
Katie Luther – Workforce Development & Communication Coordinator, Sierra Pacific Industries

Theme:
Personal Development, Personal Branding, and Building Your Network

Sawmill Operations, Professional Skill Sets, and Career Planning

Summary of the Day:
This double-header, San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley Leadership Lesson and Field Day, event featured two public relations professionals from two of California’s heavy industry sectors. Union Pacific Railroad is the largest railroad in North America, covers 23 states and, since its completion in 1869, remains a fixture in the logistics of most commodities to this day. Sierra Pacific Industries is a family-owned company, they are the second largest land-owner in North America (yes, I do mean the ENTIRE CONTINENT of North America), and remain a leader in the lumber manufacturing industry for more than 70 years. Though the Virtual Tour only explores a fraction of the jobs available with Sierra Pacific Industries, it should be noted that Sierra Pacific’s land holdings span from as far north as Burlington, Washington to Keystone in California. In the latter portion of the Q&A session with Mark Luster, we delve into the subject of female representation within the ranks of the Sierra Pacific workforce and request feedback from some of our FARMS Leadership students.