Amtrak names new financial officer, promotes Gardner

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Stephen Gardner of Amtrak explains details of the storm-damaged North River Tunnel beneath the Hudson River during a Jan. 28, 2019, inspection trip for elected officials. Gardner is being promoted to a newly created position overseeing operations and commercial efforts.
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WASHINGTON — Amtrak has announced the addition of a new chief financial officer and the promotion of Stephen Gardner to a new position.

Tracie Winbigler will join Amtrak June 24 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. She previously was chief financial officer at retail firm REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), and before that was chief financial officer and later chief operation officer at National Geographic.

Gardner, a senior executive vice president, will take the newly created position of chief operating and commercial officer, reporting directly to CEO Richard Anderson. He previously served as senior executive vice president for the commercial, marketing and strategy group. He has been at Amtrak since 2009.

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