Corporate Governance – Executive Management

Michael J. Ward
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoMichael J. Ward
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Ward is chairman and chief executive officer and a 37-year company veteran. Under his leadership, the company continues to achieve record safety performance while supporting customer growth and posting strong financial results for shareholders. He was named president of CSX Transportation in 2000, elected to the Board of Directors in 2002, and appointed chairman and chief executive officer in January 2003. Mr. Ward has held executive positions in nearly all aspects of the company’s business,... 
Oscar Munoz
President and Chief Operating Officer
Biography PhotoOscar Munoz
President and Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Munoz was named president in 2015, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. As such, he has responsibility for operations, sales and marketing, human resources, labor relations, service design, information technology, purchasing and other administrative functions. Mr. Munoz joined CSX in 2003 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and was appointed chief operations officer in 2012. Before joining CSX, Mr. Munoz served as chief financial officer and vice president... 
Fredrik Eliasson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Biography PhotoFredrik Eliasson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Eliasson has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2012, and directs all financial aspects of the company’s business, including financial and economic analysis, strategic planning, enterprise risk management and insurance, as well as accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations activities. His career at CSX spans nearly 20 years and has included key senior leadership roles in both sales and marketing and finance. Among other positions, he has served as vice... 
Clarence W. Gooden
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Biography PhotoClarence W. Gooden
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer


Mr. Gooden has been the executive vice president and chief commercial officer since 2004. He leads activities responsible for generating customer revenue, forecasting business trends and developing strategic plans for revenue growth. A 40-year veteran of both operations and sales and marketing, Mr. Gooden has served as vice president-network operations and senior vice president of the Merchandise Service Group among other leadership roles.... 
Ellen M. Fitzsimmons
Executive Vice President of Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Biography PhotoEllen M. Fitzsimmons
Executive Vice President of Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Ms. Fitzsimmons, who was named executive vice president in 2012, directs the company’s legal affairs and activities related to security, risk management, strategic infrastructure, environmental responsibility, audit, government relations, corporate communications and community relations. She joined CSX in 1991 and was named corporate general counsel in 1997. In 2001, she became senior vice president-law and general counsel, and in 2003, senior vice president-law and public affairs, general couns... 
Lisa A. Mancini
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Biography PhotoLisa A. Mancini
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer


Ms. Mancini, who was named senior vice president in 2009 and chief administrative officer in 2011, is responsible for employee compensation and benefits, labor relations, human resources, real estate, procurement, facilities and aviation. She previously served as vice president-strategic infrastructure initiatives from 2007-2009. She joined the company in 2003, and was named vice president-labor relations in 2004.... 
Cindy Sanborn
Executive Vice President-Operations
Biography PhotoCindy Sanborn
Executive Vice President-Operations


Ms. Sanborn was appointed executive vice president-operations in February 2015. She brings more than 25 years of operations experience and is responsible for all transportation, mechanical and engineering functions that combine to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective service. She was named vice president and chief transportation officer in 2009, after having held various leadership roles in network operations, locomotive management and division operations....