Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Amtrak’s Boardman honored as Railroader of the Year

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Left to right: Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Joe Boardman, and Railway Age Publisher Jonathon Chalon Left to right: Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Joe Boardman, and Railway Age Publisher Jonathon Chalon
Joseph H. Boardman, President and CEO of Amtrak, accepted Railway Age’s 2014 Railroader of the Year Award on March 11 at a dinner at Chicago’s Union League Club attended by more than 400 of his industry colleagues. Boardman accepted the award, the magazine’s 51st, giving recognition to the dedication and hard work of Amtrak employees all across the nation.

Website Boardman and Nick LittlePrior to receiving the award, Boardman was honored with a special video presentation prepared by Amtrak’s Corporate Communications department that featured tributes from Amtrak board members past and present, among them current Chairman Anthony Coscia, Tom Carper, and Hunter Biden. The presentation concluded with a message from Vice President Joe Biden.

Website Boardman and ChalonNick Little, director of the Michigan State University Certificate Program in Railway Management, presented Boardman with a scholarship for an Amtrak employee who wishes to attend the program (center photo). Following the dinner, Railway Age Publisher Jon Chalon presented Boardman with a commemorative portfolio and pen (bottom photo) on behalf of all the railway industry suppliers who supported Railway Age’s January 2014 Railroader of the Year issue.