JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced the appointment of Bryan Rhode as regional vice president - state government affairs in Virginia.
Reporting to Quintin Kendall, vice president - state government and community affairs, Rhode is responsible for CSX Transportation's executive branch, legislative and community initiatives in Virginia, and oversees similar efforts in Maryland and Delaware.
"Bryan's extensive background in public safety is an ideal complement to CSX's commitment to running an industry-leading safe, reliable railroad, and we are pleased to welcome him to the CSX team," Kendall said.
Prior to joining CSX, Rhode served as Virginia secretary of public safety, where he provided oversight for 11 state agencies and advised the governor on public safety policy issues. Rhode also previously served as deputy secretary of public safety and as commissioner of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Rhode is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Virginia School of Law and the London School of Economics. Following his military service as a captain in the United States Marine Corps, Rhode worked as an associate corporate attorney and served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Richmond.
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