CSX appointed Gary Sease to vice president, corporate communications, effective March 30. He succeeds Vance Meyer, who is leaving CSX after leading significant communications efforts, including successfully strengthening the company's brand and developing social media capabilities over the past nine years.
Currently, Sease serves as director, corporate communications, a role in which he leads the company’s media efforts and supports initiatives with respect to branding, employee engagement, the financial community and public safety. In that regard, Sease developed the company’s “Play it Safe” campaigns and led CSX’s efforts to broaden public safety messages, often in partnership with government and non-profit safety agencies.
“Gary is a skilled and experienced communications professional and leader who seeks to address the needs and expectations of CSX’s many audiences with candor, efficiency and insight. With extensive media relations, regulatory, financial and management communications background, he will build on the successes Vance brought to CSX,” said Ellen Fitzsimmons, CSX executive vice president of law and public affairs.