Former Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer *
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Garnett, South Carolina
Mr. Tobias is the former Vice Chairman and COO of Norfolk Southern Corporation. He began his career with Norfolk and Western. Between 1989 and 1998, Mr. Tobias was Vice-President of Transportation, Vice President Strategic Planning, Senior Vice President Operations, and Executive Vice President Operations before being named Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer in 1998.
He was on the Board of Directors of TTX Company, the Association of American Railroads (AAR); Transportation Technology Center, Inc.; and Norfolk Southern’s subsidiary Norfolk Southern Railway Company. He was also a member and Chairman of AAR’s Safety and Operations Management Committee and the AAR’s Security Committee. Mr. Tobias is currently a member of the board of directors of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. He is a former non-voting member of The Board of Visitors of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel Foundation (Chairman), and was a member of the Virginia Business Council. In 2008, Mr. Tobias was awarded Railway Age’s “Railroader of the Year” award.
Mr. Tobias was a Captain in the United States Army, and holds a B.A. from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and is a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.
* Chair of the Safety, Operations and Environment Committee and member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee.