Amtrak recently appointed former Senate Commerce Committee staffer Stephen Gardner to the position of vice president, policy and development.
Gardner most recently served as lead surface transportation Democratic professional staffer for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. During his five-year tenure, he served on behalf of current Commerce Committee Chairman John (Jay) D. Rockefeller IV and former chairmen Daniel Inouye and Ernest Hollings. Before his Commerce Committee work, Gardner was legislative assistant for transportation to both U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Bob Clement.
Prior to his Hill work, Gardner held various operating positions for Guilford Rail Systems and the Buckingham Branch Railroad.
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