CSX Corporation has named Jim Foote as the company's president and ceo, effective immediately.
Foote's appointment follows the death of E. Hunter Harrison late last year, as HLPFI reported here.
CSX chairman Edward J. Kelly III said: "While we continue to mourn the loss of Hunter Harrison, the board of directors is pleased to announce Jim Foote as his successor. Jim has decades of railroading experience and the board is confident of his ability to lead the company."
Foote, who was appointed chief operating officer in October 2017, was named acting ceo on December 14, 2017 after Harrison was placed on medical leave.