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Amtrak Names Charles Moorman Next President and CEO

Car Rental & Rail | Amtrak | Donald Wood | August 22, 2016

Amtrak Names Charles Moorman Next President and CEO

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On Friday, Amtrak announced that Charles W. Moorman has been named the rail company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1.

According to Amtrak’s official website, Moorman was previously the chairman, CEO and president of Norfolk Southern Corp., where he spent over 40 years of his career. He started as a management trainee and worked his way to the top of the company, learning every aspect of the rail industry on his climb to the top.

Moorman is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Harvard Business School, and he serves on the boards of Duke Energy Corporation, Chevron Corporation, the Virginia chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Tech Foundation.

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“We are very pleased that someone with Wick’s experience and vision will lead Amtrak during this critical period as the company charts a course for future growth and improvement,” Amtrak Board of Directors chairman Anthony Coscia said in a statement. “Under CEO Joe Boardman, and with the support of the Administration and Congress, Amtrak has achieved record levels of performance and investment. The Board believes Wick can build upon this success in the coming year by launching initiatives to further enhance safety and customer service, modernize our operations, and guide our implementation of the FAST Act.”

Moorman will be taking over the role of president and CEO from Joe Boardman, who formally announced his retirement from Amtrak last fall.

“I have been humbled to lead this extraordinary organization over the past eight years,” Boardman said in a statement. “I look forward to spending time with my family and wish Wick all the best as he brings his excellent experience to Amtrak.”

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