U.S.: New Amtrak CEO William Flynn on What a Post-Covid-19 Railroad Might Look Like

By Robert Klara, Adweek; April 24, 2020

Many companies allow a new CEO to take a few weeks to ease into the job. William Flynn hasn’t had that luxury.

The veteran transportation executive, who’d most recently run charter operation Atlas Air Worldwide, was tapped to be Amtrak’s new chief on March 2—just as it was becoming clear that the coronavirus was going to interrupt and reshape American life in tectonic ways. Flynn wasn’t supposed to report to work at the railroad until April 15. Instead, within days of getting the job, Flynn packed his New York home into boxes and moved to Washington. As chairman of the board Anthony Coscia put it, “He was pretty much working full time from the start.”

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