Name: Michael Ward
Title: Chairman, President and CEO
What Makes This Person a Game Changer: A 34-year veteran of the company, Ward has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CSX since January 2003. In 2000, he was named president of CSXT, and he was later appointed president of CSX and elected to the Board of Directors in 2002. Ward’s distinguished railroad career has included key executive positions in nearly all aspects of the company’s business, including sales and marketing, operations and finance.