CSX Corporation has announced that James M. Foote (pictured) is joining the company as chief operating officer and will have responsibility for both operations and sales and marketing and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.
Foote will take on the responsibilities of Cindy M. Sanborn, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, and Fredrik J. Eliasson, executive vice-president and chief sales and marketing officer, both of whom plan to resign effective November 15 to pursue other interests, but will remain engaged in supporting the transition until early 2018.
Ellen M. Fitzsimmons, executive vice president, law and public affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary, has announced her retirement from CSX, effective November 15. At that time, Nathan D. Goldman, the company’s current vice-president risk compliance and general counsel, will be promoted to executive vice-president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Ellen will remain engaged in supporting the transition until early 2018.
About James M. Foote
James Foote has over 40 years of railroad industry experience starting with the Chicago and North Western Railroads then with Canadian National Railway Company as its executive vice-president sales and marketing. Most recently Mr. Foote was president and chief executive officer of Bright Rail Energy. Mr. Foote is a graduate of University of Wisconsin Superior and holds a law degree from the John Marshal Law School.