Chantez Bailey Joins Operation Lifesaver, Inc. as Director of Communications

Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2019) - Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) welcomes Chantez Bailey as its director of communications and marketing. Bailey brings over 10 years of experience in nonprofit marketing and brand awareness to the national rail safety education organization.

“We are very excited to welcome Chantez to the OLI team. She is a creative innovator with a wealth of branding and public relations knowledge and a deep skillset in marketing and communications,” said Rachel Maleh, Executive Director of OLI.

Bailey will focus on implementing a marketing strategy that leverages OLI’s position as the leading national rail safety education nonprofit, increasing its visibility with the general public and supporting its mission to save lives. Bailey's responsibilities also include serving as a news media contact, developing rail safety awareness campaigns, and working with state Operation Lifesaver programs throughout the U.S.

She held previous positions in communications and marketing with nonprofit organizations including the National Crime Prevention Council, National REACH Coalition and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Bailey’s talents encompass public relations, brand awareness and strategic outreach efforts to expand an organization’s reach and overall impact.

A Maryland native, Bailey studied English with a concentration in Journalism and obtained her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Maryland, College Park.

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at railroad crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. A national network of trained volunteers  and state coordinators give free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. OLI leads an international observance of Rail Safety Week each September. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.



Media Contact

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.

To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, email general[at] or contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308.

If you are a reporter seeking information for a local news story, view our list of state Operation Lifesaver program contacts.

If you are on deadline for a story and would like Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s perspective on a highway-rail safety or trespass prevention topic, email news[at]

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 


National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

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