JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation, Inc. today announced the appointment of Gary T. Sease as vice president, corporate communications, effective March 30. He succeeds Vance Meyer, who is leaving CSX after leading significant communications efforts, including successfully strengthening the company's brand and developing social media capabilities over the past nine years.
Currently, Sease serves as director, corporate communications for CSX Transportation, a role in which he leads the company's media efforts and supports initiatives with respect to branding, employee engagement, the financial community and public safety. In that regard, Sease developed the company's signature "Play it Safe" campaigns, and led CSX's efforts to broaden public safety messages, often in partnership with government and non-profit safety agencies.
"Gary is a skilled and experienced communications professional and leader who seeks to address the needs and expectations of CSX's many audiences with candor, efficiency and insight. With extensive media relations, regulatory, financial and management communications background, he will build on the successes Vance brought to CSX," said Ellen Fitzsimmons, CSX executive vice president of law and public affairs.
Sease began his career as a reporter at The Florida Times-Union and later worked for United Press International before joining CSX in 1986. He has been active in the Florida and Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce and the Florida NAACP.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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