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Kathleen Brandt Biography

Kathleen Brandt

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Kathleen Brandt is the corporation’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), in this role she supports CSX’s strategic objectives through technology and delivers tools and data to maximize safety, customer service and operational efficiency.

Brandt joined the corporation’s IT subsidiary CSX Technology in 1985 as a software developer, and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility. In 2004, she was appointed assistant Vice President of Applications Development, overseeing creation of innovative systems that supported significant and sustained performance improvements.

In 2015, Brandt was recognized as one of 100 CIO leaders in STEM by STEMconnector, acknowledging her significant work to advance skills in Science, Technonlogy, Engineering and Math in both educational systems and the workplace. She also was named to DiversityMBA magazine’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders in 2011.

Brandt holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master's degree in business administration, both from Jacksonville University. She is on the Board of Directors of Railinc, Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub, and Dreams Come True. She also serves on the executive advisory board of the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business.


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