Michael J. Ward
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ward is chairman and chief executive officer and a 37-year company veteran. Under his leadership, the company continues to achieve record safety performance while supporting customer growth and posting strong financial results for shareholders. He was named president of CSX Transportation in 2000, elected to the Board of Directors in 2002, and appointed chairman and chief executive officer in January 2003. Mr. Ward has held executive positions in nearly all aspects of the company’s business, including sales and marketing, operations and finance.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Munoz was named president in 2015, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. As such, he has responsibility for operations, sales and marketing, human resources, labor relations, service design, information technology, purchasing and other administrative functions. Mr. Munoz joined CSX in 2003 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and was appointed chief operations officer in 2012. Before joining CSX, Mr. Munoz served as chief financial officer and vice president of AT&T Consumer Services, and has held key executive positions at The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Eliasson has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2012, and directs all financial aspects of the company’s business, including financial and economic analysis, strategic planning, enterprise risk management and insurance, as well as accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations activities. His career at CSX spans nearly 20 years and has included key senior leadership roles in both sales and marketing and finance. Among other positions, he has served as vice president of the company’s chemicals and fertilizer business, vice president-financial planning and analysis and vice president-commercial finance.
Ellen M. Fitzsimmons
Executive Vice President of Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Fitzsimmons, who was named executive vice president in 2012, directs the company’s legal affairs and activities related to security, risk management, strategic infrastructure, environmental responsibility, audit, government relations, corporate communications and community relations. She joined CSX in 1991 and was named corporate general counsel in 1997. In 2001, she became senior vice president-law and general counsel, and in 2003, senior vice president-law and public affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Clarence W. Gooden
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Gooden has been the executive vice president and chief commercial officer since 2004. He leads activities responsible for generating customer revenue, forecasting business trends and developing strategic plans for revenue growth. A 40-year veteran of both operations and sales and marketing, Mr. Gooden has served as vice president-network operations and senior vice president of the Merchandise Service Group among other leadership roles.
Lisa A. Mancini
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Mancini, who was named senior vice president in 2009 and chief administrative officer in 2011, is responsible for employee compensation and benefits, labor relations, human resources, real estate, procurement, facilities and aviation. She previously served as vice president-strategic infrastructure initiatives from 2007-2009. She joined the company in 2003, and was named vice president-labor relations in 2004.
Executive Vice President-Operations
Ms. Sanborn was appointed executive vice president-operations in February 2015. She brings more than 25 years of operations experience and is responsible for all transportation, mechanical and engineering functions that combine to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective service. She was named vice president and chief transportation officer in 2009, after having held various leadership roles in network operations, locomotive management and division operations.
Carolyn T. Sizemore
Vice President and Controller
Ms. Sizemore has served as vice president and controller since 2002. She is responsible for financial and regulatory reporting, freight billing and collections, payroll for the company’s 31,000 employees, accounts payable and various other accounting responsibilities. During her tenure with CSX that began in 1989, Ms. Sizemore has served in accounting, financial strategies, budgets and performance analysis roles.
Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer
Mr. Pendergrass, a veteran of 37 years in the rail industry, was appointed vice president and chief transportation officer in February 2015. He directs the daily operation of more than 1,200 trains over CSX’s eastern U.S. and Canadian network. Mr. Pendergrass was most recently vice president-transportation South. He joined the company in 1989 after more than a decade of service with Southern Pacific Transportation Company.
President, CSX Real Property Inc.
Mr. Hood was named president, CSX Real Property, in 2014 after 10 years as assistant vice president-business unit services. He oversees real estate activities, including the sales, leasing and development of surplus property, acquisition of property for industrial development, and licensing of rail corridor and pipeline usage as it relates to CSX’s properties. Mr. Hood joined CSX predecessor company Chessie System in Baltimore in 1980.
David A. Boor
Vice President-Tax and Treasurer
Mr. Boor has served in his current role since 2004, and is responsible for world-wide tax matters affecting CSX and its affiliates, the oversight of financial investments, the development of capital structure policy and the oversight of capital markets activity, including commercial and investment banking and rating agency relationships. He joined CSX in 1987 following positions with Price Waterhouse and A.H. Robins Company.
Lester M. Passa
Vice President-Strategic Planning
Mr. Passa has been vice president-strategic planning since 2000, leading long-term strategy development. He joined CSX in 1997 to lead its intermodal activities. Prior to his CSX service, Mr. Passa held various positions at Conrail in Philadelphia in the areas of customer service, corporate strategy, intermodal and logistics planning.
Peter J. Shudtz
Vice President-Federal Regulation and General Counsel
Mr. Shudtz leads all activities related to regulatory matters and associated legal issues. He joined the CSX predecessor company Chessie System in 1976 in Baltimore, and later worked in Cleveland and Richmond, Va. He was named general counsel in 1990, and vice president-law and general counsel in 1997 in Richmond. A former Interstate Commerce Commission attorney, Mr. Shudtz has led regulatory affairs and served as Washington counsel since 2001.