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Operation Lifesaver's Rose to step down as president

Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s (OLI) board announced yesterday that Joyce Rose will complete her tenure as president of the rail safety education organization later this year.

Rose has served as OLI president since December 2012. Under her watch, the organization experienced financial growth from increased federal funding and new contributors; launched the high-profile "See Tracks? Think Train!" public awareness campaign; and streamlined its online and social media presence, said OLI Chairman Bill Barringer in a press release.

"Joyce leaves Operation Lifesaver with the organization well-positioned for future success," he said.

Rose said she has "greatly enjoyed" working for the organization, but also is "excited to pursue new new opportunities assisting the transit community with meeting new federal safety requirements."

Prior to joining OLI, Rose served as staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's subcommittee on railroads. She previously served as a professional staff member of the T&I's subcommittee on highways and transit.

From 1988 to 2001, she worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations as the professional staffer responsible for federal transit and rail funding issues, pipelines and hazardous materials, and transportation research.

Barringer said OLI will conduct a national search for Rose’s successor.

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