Amtrak taps former railroad head as CEO
WASHINGTON >> Amtrak has named Charles “Wick” Moorman, former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger railroad.
Moorman, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., was president and CEO of Norfolk Southern Railway from 2004 to 2013. He succeeds Joseph Boardman, a former head of the Federal Railroad Administration, who has led Amtrak since 2008. Boardman announced his intention to retire last fall.
Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily and carries more than 30 million passengers a year.