Corporate Governance – Executive Management

Michael J. Ward *
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoMichael J. Ward *
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


A 36-year veteran of the company, Ward has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CSX since January 2003. In 2000, he was named president of CSXT, and he was later appointed president of CSX and elected to the Board of Directors in 2002.

Ward's distinguished railroad career has included key executive positions in nearly all aspects of the company's business, including sales and marketing, operations and finance.

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Fredrik Eliasson *
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Biography PhotoFredrik Eliasson *
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Eliasson has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CSX and CSXT since January 2012 and is responsible for management and oversight of all financial and strategic planning activities of CSX.

A career CSX employee, Eliasson brings more than 16 years of management and finance experience to his new role. He previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for CSX’s chemicals and fertilizer business, vice president of emerging markets, vice president... 

Clarence W. Gooden *
Executive Vice President-Sales and Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer
Biography PhotoClarence W. Gooden *
Executive Vice President-Sales and Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer


Gooden has been the executive vice president and chief commercial officer of CSX and CSXT since April 2004. He is responsible for generating customer revenue, forecasting business trends and developing CSX’s model for future revenue growth.

With the company for 40 years, Gooden has held key executive positions in both operations and sales and marketing, including vice president-Network Operations and senior vice president of the Merchandise Service Group.

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Oscar Munoz *
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CSX Transportation Inc.
Biography PhotoOscar Munoz *
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CSX Transportation Inc.


Munoz has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer of CSX since January 2012. He manages all aspects of the company’s operations across its 21,000-mile network, including transportation, service design, customer service, engineering, mechanical and technology.

Prior to his current role, Munoz served as CSX’s executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2003 to 2012. Before joining CSX in 2003, Munoz served as chief financial officer and vice preside... 

Ellen M. Fitzsimmons *
Executive Vice President-Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Biography PhotoEllen M. Fitzsimmons *
Executive Vice President-Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Fitzsimmons has been the senior vice president of Law and Public Affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary since December 2003. She serves as the company’s chief legal officer and oversees all government relations and public affairs activities.

During her 19-year tenure with the company, her broad responsibilities have included key roles in major risk and corporate governance-related areas.

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Lisa A. Mancini*
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Biography PhotoLisa A. Mancini*
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer


Mancini has been the senior vice president since January 2009. She is responsible for employee compensation and benefits, labor relations, human resources, real estate, purchasing, facilities and aviation.

She previously served as vice president-Strategic Infrastructure Initiatives from 2007 to 2009 and, prior to that, vice president-Labor Relations. Before joining CSX in 2003, Mancini served as chief operating officer of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

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