Am­trak taps for­mer rail­road head as CEO

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - MONEY -

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.

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