Class I railroad CSX has appointed Quintin Kendall as vice president of state government and community affairs.
He succeeds Michael O’Malley, who was recently named head of the company’s purchasing and materials group.
Kendall has been serving as regional vice president for state government affairs for the mid-Atlantic region, focusing on infrastructure investment projects, including the National Gateway, which will create a double-stack intermodal freight rail corridor linking mid-Atlantic ports and Midwest distribution centers. Kendall also coordinated company-wide efforts to broaden awareness of freight rail benefits and led CSX efforts to support growth at the Port of Virginia.
Before joining CSX, he served as chief of staff to Mary Peters, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Kendall also serves on the board of directors of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Beltline and of the Virginia Maritime Association and coordinates transportation policy for the Virginia Business Council.