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Patriot Rail Company LLC Names Donald M. Itzkoff Chief Policy Officer

January 11, 2021 GMT
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Rail Company LLC and Patriot Port Holdings, LLC (Patriot), a leading U.S. operator of short line and regional freight railroads, rail services, and integrated port logistics companies, announced the appointment of Donald Itzkoff as Chief Policy Officer. In this newly created role, Itzkoff will lead Patriot’s strategic policy engagement, reporting to John Fenton, CEO.

Itzkoff most recently headed global government affairs for Wabtec Corporation, and earlier led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. His public service includes more than five years as deputy administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. Itzkoff also served as a senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

“We are thrilled that Don Itzkoff has joined the Patriot senior leadership team,” said John Fenton. “Don’s extensive public and private sector experience will help Patriot accelerate our visionary growth strategy and further advance the Patriot brand.”

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Itzkoff said, “I worked with John Fenton when he ran the Los Angeles Metrolink commuter rail system. It is a privilege now to be part of the terrific team John has assembled at Patriot to deliver for customers and grow new value for the company.”

Lt. General Richard Timmons, USA, Ret., a member of the Patriot Rail board of directors and a former president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroads Association, added, “I first met Don during his tenure at the Federal Railroad Administration. His leadership skills and deep domain expertise will strengthen Patriot’s premier position as a trusted transportation partner of choice.”

Itzkoff holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and an AB from Brown University. He is a contributing editor for Railway Age, and a long-time member of the board of directors of the Center for Hearing and Communication in New York City.

About Patriot Rail Company LLC
Patriot Rail operates 13 regional and freight short line railroads, a scenic rail excursion train, and three rail-related services companies with over 600 total rail miles across the United States. Patriot Port Holdings LLC, a sister company to Patriot Rail, operates five breakbulk and container terminals and an off-port cold storage facility, all located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Patriot Rail Company LLC is owned by Sydney, Australia-based First Sentier Investors, which manages US $157 billion in global assets (as of September 30, 2020). https://patriotrailandports.com/
www.firstsentierinvestors.com

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