People - JUNE 27, 2017

Amtrak names new CEO

by Andrea Waitrovich

Amtrak announced on Monday its CEO is stepping down at the end of the year.

Wick Moorman will be replaced by Richard Anderson, the former CEO of Delta and Northwest airlines, and the two will share the top executive spot until December.

Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry, will assume his post on July 12.

Anderson was executive vice president at United Healthcare from 2004-2007 and CEO of Northwest Airlines from 2001-2004, which later merged with Delta. Anderson, an attorney, also served in the legal division at Continental Airlines and was a former county prosecutor.

Anderson was named one of the World’s Best Chief Executive Officers by Barron’s magazine in 2014, and in 2013 he was recognized as Fortune magazine’s Top People in Business list. Aviation Week named him person of the year in 2015.

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