Management Team

Michael J. Ward
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
A 36-year veteran of the company, Ward has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CSX since January 2003. In 2000, he was named president of CSXT, and he was later appointed president of CSX and elected to the Board of Directors in 2002.

Ward's distinguished railroad career has included key executive positions in nearly all aspects of the company's business, including sales and marketing, operations and finance.




Oscar Munoz
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Munoz has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer of CSXT since January 2012. He manages all aspects of the company’s operations across its 21,000-mile network, including transportation, service design, customer service, engineering, mechanical and technology.

Prior to his current role, Munoz served as CSX’s executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2003 to 2012. Before joining CSX in 2003, Munoz served as chief financial officer and vice president of AT&T Consumer Services. He also has held key executive positions with other consumer products companies including the Coca-Cola Company and Pepsico Corporation.


Fredrik Eliasson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eliasson has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CSX and CSXT since January 2012 and is responsible for management and oversight of all financial and strategic planning activities of CSX.

A career CSX employee, Eliasson brings more than 16 years of management and finance experience to his new role. He previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for CSX’s chemicals and fertilizer business, vice president of emerging markets, vice president of financial planning and analysis, and vice president of commercial finance.



Clarence W. Gooden
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer
Gooden has been the executive vice president and chief commercial officer of CSX and CSXT since April 2004. He is responsible for generating customer revenue, forecasting business trends and developing CSX’s model for future revenue growth.

With the company for more than 40 years, Gooden has held key executive positions in both operations and sales and marketing, including vice president-Network Operations and senior vice president of the Merchandise Service Group.



Ellen M. Fitzsimmons
Executive Vice President of Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Fitzsimmons has been the executive vice president of law and public affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary since December 2003. She serves as the company’s chief legal officer and oversees all government relations and public affairs activities.

During her 20-year tenure with the company, her broad responsibilities have included key roles in major risk and corporate governance-related areas.




Lisa A. Mancini
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Mancini has been the senior vice president since January 2009. She is responsible for employee compensation and benefits, labor relations, human resources, real estate, purchasing, facilities and aviation.

She previously served as vice president-strategic infrastructure initiatives from 2007 to 2009 and, prior to that, vice president-labor relations. Before joining CSX in 2003, Mancini served as chief operating officer of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.



Carolyn T. Sizemore
Vice President and Controller
Sizemore has served as vice president and controller of CSX and CSXT since April 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 processes.

Sizemore’s responsibilities during her 22-year tenure with the company have included roles in finance and audit-related areas encompassing a variety of positions in accounting, finance strategies, budgets and performance analysis.




Stephen A. Crosby
President, CSX Real Property Inc.
Crosby has served as President, CSX Real Property since 2000, responsible for sales, leasing and development of surplus CSX properties. He also oversees acquisition of property for industrial development, licensing of rail corridor use for utilities, pipelines or telecommunication transmission lines, and numerous other property related responsibilities. Since joining CSX in 1985, Crosby has held several positions in real estate development and operations. He is past national chairman of NAIOP – The Association for Commercial Real Estate, and currently serves as a trustee of its Research Foundation.




David A. Boor
Vice President-Tax and Treasurer
Boor has served in his current role since 2004, responsible for all capital markets activity of the Company, including its commercial and investment banking requirements as well as its rating agency relationships. He joined CSX Corporation in 1987 following a career specializing in audit and tax matters with Price Waterhouse and A.H. Robins Company.

Boor has previously served as Chairman of the Virginia Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, as Chairman of the Treasury Division of the Association of American Railroads, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Rail Clearinghouse, a rail industry service entity.



Lester M. Passa
Vice President-Strategic Planning
Passa has been Vice President Strategic Planning since 2000, leading long-term strategy development for the Company. Prior to joining CSX in 1997, Passa held various positions at Conrail in Philadelphia in the areas of customer service, corporate strategy, intermodal and logistics planning. He is currently a member of the Council for Logistics Management.






Peter J. Shudtz
Vice President-Federal Regulation and General Counsel
Shudtz joined CSX in the Law Department in 1976, holding various positions including General Counsel and Sr. Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Washington Counsel, before assuming his current position in 2007.

A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in 1973, Shudtz also earned his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1986. He is currently a member of the Association of Transportation Practitioners, District of Columbia Bar Association.





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