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Kefauver will lead Brightline’s government affairs and community outreach for Central Florida, where the company is expanding passenger rail service to the Orlando International Airport. (Brightline is also negotiating with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on an proposed expansion to Tampa.)
She served most recently as Operations Lead for Florida, Alabama and Mississippi at HDR Engineering, where she managed a team of more than 600 and was accountable for all transportation, water, power and construction services. During the past two years at HDR, Christine was the National Urban Market Development Director for the Engineering and Architecture lines of business.
With 30 years of experience in Central Florida transportation initiatives, Kefauver also served for seven years as the Transportation Policy Advisor for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and helped advance the area’s first commuter rail line, SunRail.
“Christine is the right leader for Brightline to build a strong and active presence in Central Florida,” President Patrick Goddard said. “Christine understands the history and future opportunities of the region and has built a strong reputation with all those involved in effecting change within the transportation sector.”
At R.J. Corman, Hosey will direct the development and implementation of transportation plans and safety initiatives across the company’s short lines. He started his 27-year railroad career at Norfolk Southern, and moved to Amtrak, where he rose from field to staff management. He then spent approximately five years as Vice President – Northeast Region for Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., before returning to Amtrak as AVP Transportation – Southwest Division. Since 2019, Hosey has held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Metrolink Commuter Railroad in Los Angeles. He has also served in the United States Navy as a Non-Commissioned Officer during the Gulf War.
“We are delighted to bring Eric on board as he has the right experience and knowledge to complement our outstanding management staff and will prove to be a strong leader for our exceptional team members,” President Ray Goss said.
In related news, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC named Ronald L. (Ron) Batory, former FRA Administrator, to the Board of Directors on Feb. 1.
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