Charles W. Moorman
Senior advisor to Amtrak and Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Director since May 2012
Chevron Committees: Management Compensation (Chair); Board Nominating and Governance
Current Public Company Directorships: Oracle Corporation
Mr. Moorman has been senior advisor to Amtrak, a passenger rail provider, since 2018. He previously served as Amtrak’s co– Chief Executive Officer from July 2017 until his retirement in December 2017, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2016 until July 2017. He was Chairman from 2006, and Chief Executive Officer from 2004, of Norfolk Southern Corporation (“Norfolk Southern”), a freight and transportation company, until his retirement in 2015. He served as President of Norfolk Southern from 2004 until 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Moorman was Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Services from 2003 until 2004 and Senior Vice President of Corporate Services in 2003. Mr. Moorman joined Norfolk Southern in 1975.
Prior Public Company Directorships (within last five years): Duke Energy Corporation
Other Directorships and Memberships: Focused Ultrasound Foundation; Georgia Tech Foundation Inc.; National Academy of Engineering; Nature Conservancy of Virginia; Smithsonian National Board; Rand Logistics, Inc.
Skills and qualifications
Business Leadership/Operations: Served more than a decade as CEO of Norfolk Southern. Forty-year career with Norfolk Southern included numerous senior management and executive positions, with emphasis on operations. Senior advisor and former CEO of Amtrak.
Environmental Affairs: At Norfolk Southern, gained experience with environmental issues related to transportation of coal, automotive, and industrial products. Former Virginia chapter chair and current Virginia chapter director of The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. Served as a trustee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, whose mission is to protect the environmental integrity of the bay.
Finance: Former Chairman and CEO of Fortune 500 company. More than three decades of financial responsibility and experience at Norfolk Southern.
Government/Regulatory/Public Policy: More than four decades of experience in the highly regulated freight and transportation industry.
Leading Business Transformation: As Chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern, led strategic transformation to adapt to critical developments in intermodal transportation, namely, advent of new providers of package delivery services, and shift to East Coast as hub for seaborn deliveries (as a result of widening the Panama Canal). As Chief Executive of Amtrak, charged with transforming leadership and service model to support long-term sustainability and success of company.
Science/Technology/Engineering: B.S. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Forty-year career with Norfolk Southern included numerous senior management and executive positions requiring expertise in engineering and technology. Norfolk Southern builds and maintains track and bridges, operates trains and equipment, and designs and manages complex information technology systems. Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Updated: April 2023