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Alaska Railroad seeks CEO applicants

The Alaska Railroad Corp.'s (ARRC) board yesterday announced it's now accepting applications for a new president and chief executive officer. Earlier this month, President and CEO Christopher Aadnesen informed the board that he plans to step down when his three-year contract expires in September.

The president and CEO is responsible for ARRC's day-to-day management and operations, and reports directly to the seven-member board.

"The Alaska Railroad is seeking a decisive leader with strong business experience," board members said in a press release. "Applicants should have experience in the transportation industry or have an in-depth understanding of supply chain management, [as well as] experience working in the Alaska business community."

A self-sustaining, state-owned corporation, ARRC provides freight- and passenger-rail services on more than 650 miles of track, and employs 700 full-time workers.

Individuals interested in applying for the position are encouraged to send their resumes to the railroad by Sept. 27. More information regarding the position is available online at

ARRC recently marked its 90th anniversary. To read a web exclusive article about the railroad's rich history, as well as its future plans, follow this link.

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