Midland Railway Historical Association

Phone (913) 721-1211
Depot (785) 594-6982 Answered during operating hours
1515 High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0005

Midland Railway Proudly Announces Executive Director

December 16, 2017, Baldwin City, KS – The Midland Railway Historical Association announced today that A.J. Stevens has been named Executive Director.  A Baldwin City resident, Mr. Stevens has previously worked with the association facilitating a strategic planning meeting this past summer.

A.J. has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and corporations on a wide range of strategic, business, fundraising, and compliance issues throughout his career.  Stevens has held a number of volunteer leadership and board positions, including President of the NAIA-MLCA, Board of Directors for the IMLCA, and Council Committee for the Boy Scouts of America.  He has also been employed as an executive with Planet Fitness and professional positions with Walt Disney World, Boys Scouts of America, YMCA, Dartmouth College, The Claremont Colleges, Colorado Mesa University, and Roger Williams University.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of our first Executive Director,” said General Manager, Allen Kinsley. “We are supportive of and excited by his passion for the Railway.  This, together with his diverse experience across both for-profit and non-profit institutions, helps ensure our future success. We are enthusiastic to have A.J. as a partner working with our dedicated team.”

“I am thrilled to be working with the Board and staff in driving Midland Railway’s mission,” said Stevens.  “Midland serves an important role in preserving local history and has a major impact on the local economy.”

Stevens holds a BA degree from Thomas Edison State University, Ducktorate Degree in theme park management from Disney University, and is pursuing a MJ degree from Widener University’s Delaware Law School.  He relocated to Baldwin City three years ago with his wife, Carrie, and nine-year-old son, Cade.


Welcome Aboard Mr. A.J. Stevens!




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