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Brightline names Kefauver SVP of corporate development

Christine Kefauver
Photo – Kefauver's Twitter


Brightline Trains has tapped Christine Kefauver to serve as senior vice president of corporate development.

Kefauver will lead Brightline's government affairs and community outreach in central Florida, where the company is constructing an expansion of its passenger-rail service to Orlando International Airport. Brightline also is negotiating with the Florida Department of Transportation for a proposed expansion to Tampa.

Prior to joining Brightline, Kefauver worked as the operations lead for Florida, Alabama and Mississippi at HDR Engineering. During the past two years at HDR, she was the national urban market development director for the engineering and architecture business lines.

Kefauver also served as a transportation policy adviser to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for seven years. In that role, she was involved in advancing SunRail, central Florida's first commuter-rail line. She has been active in central Florida transportation initiatives for more than 30 years, Brightline officials said in a press release.

"Christine is the right leader for Brightline to build a strong and active presence in central Florida," said Brightline President Patrick Goddard. "Christine understands the history and future opportunities of the region and has built a strong reputation with all those involved in effecting change within the transportation sector."

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