The Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) Board of Directors named Robert C. VanderClute as chair, following the recent resignation of previous OLI board chair William "Bill" Barringer.
“We are thrilled to have Bob VanderClute leading Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s board of directors,” said Bonnie Murphy, OLI president and CEO. “He is a respected expert with a deep understanding of rail safety issues and the importance of OLI’s role in urging drivers and pedestrians to stay safe near railroad tracks and crossings.”
VanderClute, president and COO of the consulting firm FirstRail International, was previously senior vice president of safety and operations with the Association of American Railroads, and before that served as vice president for rail with Parsons Brinckerhoff. A life-long railroader, VanderClute earlier in his career spent 27 years with Amtrak, rising to the position of vice president of operations and chief operating officer.