Friday, July 11, 2014

Strang, Martino, Carlson join OLI board

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Three new members have been named to the board of directors of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI): Jo Strang, vice president of regulatory affairs for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA); Michael J. Martino, senior director of operations with the Association of American Railroads (AAR); and C. Doniele Carlson, assistant vice president corporate communications and community affairs for Kansas City Southern (KCS).

Strang“A rail safety expert whose experience includes serving as associate administrator for safety at the Federal Railroad Administration, Jo Strang (top photo) fills the OLI board seat representing the short line railroad community,” said OLI President and CEO Joyce Rose. “Mike Martino, a rail professional who joined AAR in 2004 after serving as assistant vice president of system safety at Amtrak, is taking over the AAR seat on the board previously held by Patti Reilly, AAR senior vice president of communications. Doniele Carlson (bottom) is a fourth generation railroader with nearly 20 years of public relations experience. She is succeeding Trenton Anderson, general director of safety for KCS.”

MartinoCarlson“These three professionals bring expertise in safety, regulatory issues, and public outreach to their work on our board,” said Rose. “We look forward to their active participation and contributions to our mission of saving lives around tracks and trains.”