Francis (Fran) Chinnici joined FECR in 2013 after a 29 year career with CSX Transportation where he held positions in Operations and Finance.
As an engineering graduate of Penn State University, Fran began his railroad career in 1984 with the Chessie System Railroad as Metallurgical Engineer in the Research and Test Department at Huntington, WV. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Mechanical and Transportation, and served as Vice President Purchasing and Materials in Jacksonville, FL for the 9 years prior to his departure.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for ensuring service excellence with train operations, track maintenance, signaling, locomotives and rolling equipment.
In addition to his undergraduate from Penn State, Fran received an MBA from Jacksonville University in 1997.
Fran served for several years as a Board Member and Chairman of RailMarketplace, Inc., a consortium purchasing organization funded by the Class 1 Railroads. And, in the community, he has been on the Board for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, North Florida Chapter since 2004. He served as the Board President from 2008-2013.
Fran has three grown children, Chelsea, Cory and Chad and all currently reside in the North Florida area.