Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Itzkoff to Wabtec for Gov't. Affairs

Written by 
  • Print
  • Email

Wabtec Corp. has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs.

Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric, where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. He previously served as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator in the Clinton administration under Jolene Molitoris and earlier was senior majority counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

"We are delighted to have Don join Wabtec to elevate the company's profile as our public transportation, freight rail and industrial portfolio expands globally," said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer. "Don's deep expertise with transportation policy and his distinguished former government service will significantly strengthen Wabtec's standing both in Washington and around the world."

Prior to joining GE, Itzkoff was a partner with Nossaman LLP and also with Foley & Lardner LLP. He holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.

A strong advocate for passenger rail, Itzkoff in the 1980s wrote a column, “High Speed Currents,” for Railway Age. He has been a frequent contributor to various Railway Age conferences over the years.

Get the latest rail news

Rail news and analysis from Railway Age, IRJ and RT&S by email