Dennis Newman has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Planning & Strategy responsible for corporate planning and strategy, schedule & consist planning, Amtrak’s services and host railroad groups, and the company’s participation in the Gateway Program.
“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.”
With this move, the Corporate Planning & Strategy functions led by Dennis 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, both of these functions reported into Tim Griffin, the Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer who reported to Gardner, and recently retired from the company.
Newman had previously served as Vice President, Planning, Strategy & Research. Newman joined Amtrak in December 2017 from Dish Network, where he was Vice President, Sales. Prior to that, he worked at Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines for more than 17 years, in a series of significant planning and scheduling roles.