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Operation Lifesaver elects Stayton chair, adds Hanson and Brewin to board

Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) has named Cliff Stayton, director of community affairs and safety at CSX Transportation, chairman to succeed Reilly McCarren, who chairs the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Co.

Stayton, a community outreach expert and former locomotive engineer, is a “passionate safety advocate” who is spurring OLI to communicate its message to a broader audience, said OLI President and Chief Executive Officer Joyce Rose in a prepared statement.

OLI also appointed Amtrak Police Chief Polly Hanson and Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Assistant Vice President Nicole Brewin to its board.

Hanson is a veteran law enforcement professional who has served with the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Hanson fills a position formerly held by Roy Deitchman, Amtrak's former VP for environmental health and safety.

Brewin, who joined RSI in January 2001 from Rep. Peter Visclosky's (D-Ind.) office, will fill a seat previously held by RSI President Thomas Simpson since 1988.

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