JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Michael J. Ward, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced a number of senior management changes, including the retirement July 1 of Lisa Mancini, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, following nearly 13 years of exemplary service to CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX).
Mancini joined CSX in 2003 and is a member of the chairman’s executive management team, with responsibility for people functions, procurement and real estate. “We thank Lisa for her many contributions to CSX’s people and success. We wish her the very best in her retirement,” Ward said.
The company is realigning the senior team to advance its vision for the workforce, service, productivity and technology of the future. Cressie Brown, currently vice president-labor relations, will become senior vice president and chief administrative officer, and Kathleen Brandt, currently head of the company’s information technology subsidiary, will become senior vice president and chief information officer. Both moves will be effective July 1, and both leaders will join the executive management team, reporting directly to Ward.
Brandt joined CSX in 1985 and rose through the information technology organization, becoming its leader. She has succeeded in key roles in organizational strategy and capital planning, and has ideal skills to lead CSX teams in accelerating deployment of automation, analytics and systems to contribute to next-generation safety, service and efficiency.
Brown, who joined CSX in 1988, held leadership roles in critical operational and support functions including technology, finance, service design, and customer service before her most recent appointment as vice president-labor relations. With these roles, Brown has gained deep and broad organizational expertise. She understands the vital role of CSX’s people in shaping the company’s future and is committed to their continued development and success.
Zachery M. Jones has been appointed vice president-labor relations to succeed Brown. Jones, who previously was with the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C., joined CSX in 2010 and is currently assistant vice president-employee services. In that role he has been closely involved in positively addressing workforce issues and improving employee engagement. His knowledge and experience give him tremendous credibility and background for this new role.
“These promotions underscore the importance of continuing to develop our highly skilled and committed employees, while accelerating CSX’s next-generation technologies and performance in safety, service and efficiency,” Ward said.
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 190 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).