Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Michael Ward

Chairman, President and CEO, CSX Corp.


Michael Ward is the Chairman, President and CEO of CSX Corporation, a premier U.S. freight rail transportation and logistics company. The CSX transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. Ward is a 32-year veteran of the company and has served in his current role since 2003. His career with CSX has included key executive positions in nearly all aspects of the company′s business, including sales and marketing, operations and finance. Ward is active in a wide variety of industry, civic and community organizations, including City Year, United Way and the Wounded Warrior Project, and serves on the boards of directors of Ashland Inc. and the Association of American Railroads. He received a B.S. from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


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