P. Michael Giftos

Director at Pacer Transportation Solutions, Inc.

P. Michael Giftos

P. Michael Giftos

Director at Pacer Transportation Solutions, Inc.

Biography

P. Michael Giftos (68) was appointed to our board of directors in December 2005. Mr. Giftos currently serves as chairman of our safety, health, environmental and sustainability committee, and as a member of our audit committee and our nominating and corporate governance committee. From 1975 to 2004, he served in many executive positions with CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries (“CSX”). From 2000 through 2004, Mr. Giftos served as CSX Transportation’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. He also served as senior vice president and general counsel at CSX from 1990 through 2000. From 1985 through 1989, he served as vice president and general counsel at CSX. Mr. Giftos was directly involved in risk management at CSX and the CSX transportation risk management group reported to him during much of the period that he served as a CSX senior vice president. Mr. Giftos received his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1974 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from George Washington University in 1969.

Mr. Giftos also served as a member of the board of directors of Pacer International, Inc., a global cartage and logistics services company ("Pacer"), from April 2004 to April 2014, of which he was a member of its compensation committee and chairman of its governance committee.

Qualifications: Mr. Giftos has more than 30 years of experience in the railroad industry in which he served in a number of senior executive capacities. In addition to the business expertise he developed while employed in the railroad industry, Mr. Giftos has developed significant expertise in the areas of corporate governance and compensation through his service on our board of directors since December 2005 and his service on the board of directors of Pacer.

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Career Highlights

CSX Corp.

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579

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1947

Age

72

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Director at Pacer Transportation Solutions, Inc.

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Former Managing Partner-Baltimore Office at Arthur Andersen LLP

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Director at Pacer Transportation Solutions, Inc.

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Professional at Joel Richards & Associates LLC

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Former Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer at XPO Intermodal, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Contura Energy, Inc.

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Managing Director-Worldwide Transportation at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Peabody Twentymile Coal LLC

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Senior Managing Director, Private Equity Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Education
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Class of 1969

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

Law Degree

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (University of Maryland School of Law or Maryland Law) is the second-oldest law school in the United States. The school was founded in 1816 as the Maryland Law Institute and began regular instruction in 1824.

Career History
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Pacer Global Logistics, Inc. provides logistics services utilizing rail, highway, and ocean resources. Its services include long haul truckload, heavy haul, container shipping, inventory management, and shipment planning services. The firm serves the automotive, food, retail, appliances, electronics, paper, and lighting industries. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Dublin, OH

Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President
1985 - 2004

CSX Corp. engages in the provision of rail-based freight transportation services. Its services include rail service, the transport of intermodal containers and trailers, rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations. The company was founded in 1827 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer
1985 - 2004

CSX Transportation, Inc. engages in the provision of rail-based transportation services, including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. It operates through the following lines of business: Merchandise, Coal, and Intermodal. The company was founded on January 26, 1944 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

Boards & Committees
Director
2005 - 2009

Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc. engages in exploration of coal. It owns and operates mines in the central & northern Appalachia and the powder river basin. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Linthicum Heights, MD.

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