Brandy Christian to become new leader of Patriot Rail in June
People - MAY 15, 2024

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Brandy Christian to become new leader of Patriot Rail in June

by Kali Persall

Brandy Christian has been chosen as the next CEO of Patriot Rail Co., a Jacksonville, Fla.,-based U.S. operator of short line and regional freight railroads, transloading, and other rail services companies.

She will join the company on June 17, and after a brief transition period, will succeed John Fenton, who is retiring after 12 years.

“It has been a privilege heading up Patriot Rail over the past 12 years,” said Fenton. “During that period, we expanded to more than 30 railroads in 24 states and built an industry-leading reputation for safety, value and partnership with our customers. I am thankful to the team and confident that the company will shine under Brandy’s management.”

Christian is a leader in the goods-movement and rail-transport space, with more than 25 years of experience in freight transport, infrastructure development and rail sector. Before Patriot Rail, she served as president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), the 10th-

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