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Strang, Martino, Carlson Join Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Board of Directors

By Operation Lifesaver



ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 9, 2014 – Three new members have been named to the board of directors of rail safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI): Jo Strang, vice president of regulatory affairs for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA); Michael J. Martino, senior director of operations with the Association of American Railroads (AAR); and C. Doniele Carlson, assistant vice president corporate communications and community affairs for Kansas City Southern (KCS).

A rail safety expert whose experience includes serving as associate administrator for safety at the Federal Railroad Administration, Strang fills the OLI board seat representing the short line railroad community.  

Martino, a rail professional who joined AAR in 2004 after serving as assistant vice president of system safety at Amtrak, is taking over the AAR seat on the board previously held by Patti Reilly, AAR senior vice president of communications.

Carlson is a fourth generation railroader with nearly 20 years of public relations experience. She is succeeding Trenton Anderson, general director of safety for KCS.

“These three professionals bring expertise in safety, regulatory issues and public outreach to their work on our board,” said OLI President and CEO Joyce Rose. “We look forward to their active participation and contributions to our mission of saving lives around tracks and trains.”

About Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Operation Lifesaver's mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of trained volunteers provides free presentations on rail safety. Learn more at; follow OLI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


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