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Amtrak names Harris EVP, chief marketing officer
Amtrak's board has appointed Roger Harris executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer. He will succeed Tim Griffin, who will retire from Amtrak on April 12.
Harris will be responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research, pricing and revenue management. In addition, he will oversee the Northeast Corridor, state-supported and long-distance service lines, according to an Amtrak press release.
After serving more than 25 years in the transportation industry, Harris joined Amtrak in January as VP of long-distance service business line. Prior to joining the railroad, he was senior VP of revenue, distribution and alliances for Aeromexico. Harris also has held leadership roles at Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines, GMAC Financial Services, Northwest/KLM Airlines and Chrysler Motors.
“Roger’s mix of transportation experience makes him a great fit for this position,” said Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson. “He will continue to advance the customer-focused strategies that are driving the company to the next level of ridership and revenue performance.”
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