Amtrak recently announced that Dennis Newman has been appointed Executive Vice President, Planning & Strategy, and he will be “responsible for corporate planning and strategy, schedule and consist planning, Amtrak’s services and host railroad groups, and the company’s participation in the Gateway Program.”
With the move, Amtrak said, the Corporate Planning & Strategy functions led by Newman and the Commercial and Marketing functions headed by Roger Harris will become separate organizations within the group led by Stephen Gardner, Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial, Marketing and Strategy.
Previously, Newman had served as Vice President, Planning, Strategy & Research. He joined Amtrak in December 2017 from Dish Network, where he served as Vice President, Sales. Prior, he worked in a series of planning and scheduling roles at Delta and Northwest Airlines for more than 17 years.
“This expansion of Dennis’s responsibilities will help us further grow our business and strengthen our network,” said Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson. “He and his team will lead the company’s planning efforts to modernize our fleet, rebuild and expand our infrastructure, and evolve our network to meet growing demand across the U.S.”