Amtrak announced that it has named Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as its next President and chief executive officer. Moorman, retired Chairman, CEO, and President of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), will lead the company, effective September 1, 2016.
Moorman comes to Amtrak after more than 40 years at NS where he rose from management trainee to CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Having worked with NS from the ground up, Moorman gained an appreciation for the many facets of railroad operations and used this knowledge to modernize the way NS conducted business, served customers and worked with communities. A graduate of Georgia Tech and Harvard Business School, Moorman serves on the boards of Duke Energy Corporation, Chevron Corporation, the Virginia chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and the Georgia Tech Foundation.
Moorman succeeds current CEO Joe Boardman, who announced his intention to retire last fall.
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