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Clarence Gooden

President; CSX Corporation (Retired)

Clarence Gooden is the recently retired President of CSX Corporation. Mr. Gooden served as President of CSX Corporation from September 2015 until February 15, 2017. As Vice Chairman of CSX and consultant to the board and CEO until May 31, 2017. Mr. Gooden served as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CSX Corporation and its subsidiary CSX Transportation, Inc. since April 2004. Mr. Gooden was responsible for generating customer revenue, forecasting business trends, and developing CSX’s model for future revenue growth. Mr. Gooden was a member of the CSX family for 47 years. Mr. Gooden served as Senior Vice President Operations, Senior Vice President of Merchandise Sales and Marketing from 2002 until April 0f 2004. He served as Senior Vice President Coal Services Group from 2000 to 2001 and Vice President of System Transportation from 1999 to 2000.
Mr. Gooden received the 2015 Silver King Pin Award from the Intermodal Association of North America, the industry’s most prestigious award that recognizes an individual’s long-term contributions to intermodalism.
Mr. Gooden served as a member of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Trade and Transportation Advisory Council from 2010 to March of 2017. He was past President and member of the Board of Directors of National Freight Transportation Association from 2004 to March of 2017, a member of the Board of Directors of TTX Corporation from 2004 until March of 2017, a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commence from 2001 to 2010. Mr. Gooden currently serves on the Board of Directors of Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. and serves as an advisor to private investments groups.

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