Succeeding Michael J. Ruehling Upon Retirement
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - October 14, 2011 - CSX Corporation announced today the appointment of Anne Chettle Reinke as vice president-federal legislation, effective upon the retirement of Michael J. Ruehling after many years of distinguished service.
Reinke, who joined CSX in 2003 as director-federal affairs, will report to Ellen M. Fitzsimmons, senior vice president-law and public affairs. From the company's Washington, D.C., offices, Reinke will direct all federal government affairs activities and continue to play a key role in shaping initiatives that support the quality and efficiency of rail transportation.
"We are fortunate to have someone of Anne's caliber step into the role that Mike has managed with great insight, integrity and success for many years," Fitzsimmons said. "Mike, Anne and the entire Washington office have made significant contributions to a more complete understanding of the critical role of rail transportation in solving some of our nation's most pressing logistics challenges."
Ruehling, who joined CSX in 1989 after serving on the staff of former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford (D-Ky.), was appointed vice president-state relations in 1995. He was named vice president-federal legislation in 2004 and will retire at the end of 2011.
Reinke has worked on key federal legislative and agency issues involving economic regulation, rail safety, and high speed and passenger rail. She holds a bachelor's degree from Rice University and a law degree from Wake Forest University. Reinke joined CSX from the Association of American Railroads where she was the manager of congressional relations.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line and regional railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com.