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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 www.alaskarailroad.com/ceosearch.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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