Alaska Railroad Corp. gets new chief executive

Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The state-owned Alaska Railroad Corp. is getting a new chief executive.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that Christopher Aadnesen will take over this month as head of the railroad, which runs freight and passengers from Seward to North Pole.

Aadnesen lives in Georgetown, Texas, and his most recent experience as chief executive was three years he spent at the helm of Estonian Railways in Estonia. He has also held senior positions at Union Pacific Railroad Co., The Texas Mexican Railway Co. and Houston's Port Terminal Railroad Association.

The Alaska Railroad's last chief executive was Pat Gamble, who left to become president of the University of Alaska system. The Anchorage-based railroad had $170 million in revenue last year.

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