President & Chief Operating Officer
Brian E. Gorton joined Conrail in 1987 as a conductor. He advanced to the position of Assistant Terminal Superintendent before departing Conrail prior to the CSXT and Norfolk Southern acquisition of Conrail in 1998. After his departure from Conrail, he worked at the Union Pacific Railroad where he held various positions in the Transportation Department including General Manager of UP’s Houston and Gulf Coast Service Units. On April 19, 2021, Brian rejoined Conrail and was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bringing with him over 30 years of railroad experience and expertise.
Brian has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Phoenix University.
Anthony D. Carlini
Vice President – Finance, Information Technology, & Treasurer
Anthony D. Carlini started his career with Conrail in 1988 as an Internal Auditor and was promoted to positions within the Accounting Department, eventually assuming the position of Director – Payroll. Following the acquisition by CSX and Norfolk Southern and the creation of Conrail Shared Assets, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President – Human Resources. Additional responsibilities were assigned leading to his position as Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer. He currently is Vice President – Finance, Information Technology & Treasurer.
Tony holds a B.S. in Finance, an M.B.A. from La Salle University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Eric B. Levin
Vice President – Engineering, Mechanical, & Real Estate
A 30-year veteran of Conrail, Eric has had responsibilities in the Mechanical, Operations, and Engineering departments during his tenure. In his current capacity as Vice President-Engineering & Mechanical he is responsible for Conrail’s physical plant, locomotive fleet, as well as real estate functions. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and is also a qualified locomotive engineer. Eric is active in railroad industry organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Short Line Railroad Association.
General Manager – Service Delivery & Support
Rodney Gordon joined Conrail in 2013 as Assistant Superintendent of Operations responsible for field operations. In 2017 he transition to the Service Delivery and Support, which includes responsibility for our dispatch center, customer service center, service design, joint facilities, industrial development and our auto terminals.
Prior to joining Conrail, Rodney was Regional Vice President for Watco Companies East Region, which included operations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Alabama. In this position he served as the leader for the region overseeing operations, finance, mechanical and engineering forces. During his time at Watco (2008-2013) he was responsible for the acquisition/startup of several shortline railroads. Prior to Watco, Rodney worked for Canadian National Railroad (1998-2008) in various management positions starting as General Yard Coordinator in Pontiac, Michigan and progressed to Division Superintendent in Battle Creek, Michigan when he left for Watco in 2008.
Rodney is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He also is past president and currently a member of the executive committee of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.
Joseph D. Soto
General Manager – Field Operations
Joseph D. Soto joined Conrail in 2014 and has over 27-years of railroad experience. Throughout his career Joe has held varying positions with increasing responsibilities, such as Assistant Superintendent of Service Delivery and Support, Assistant Superintendent of Field Operations, Superintendent of Field Operations, and, his current position, General Manager – Field Operations with Conrail.
Joe’s operations experience includes network operations, intermodal, automotive, customer service, and service design. His resume includes positions with CSX, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific.
Joe has a Masters in Transportation Management from the University of Denver, a Certificate in Labor Relations – Contract Administration Studies from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston College.
Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jocelyn G. Hill started her career with Conrail in 2015 and serves as Conrail’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Jocelyn earned her B.A. from Kenyon College and her J.D. at Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law. In 2018, she was named a Rising Star by Progressive Railroading and was recently recognized by the Legal Intelligencer’s 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Awards for Professional Excellence for her In-House Impact.
Director of Risk and Operations Compliance
Brian Baginski was hired at Conrail in February 1989 and promoted to conductor the same year. Brian subsequently held various positions at Conrail, including Engineer, and Area Road Foreman. During this time, he also held various leadership roles in the BLE, including Local Chairman and Vice General Chairman. Brian was promoted to Manager, Operating Rules in 2017 and Director, Risk and Operational Compliance in 2019. In addition to extensive Operating Rule and Compliance Training, Brian has also attended Emergency Management Training. Finally, he currently has over 32 years of railroad service, all with Conrail, and all injury-free.
Steven R. Dickinson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Steve Dickinson began his career as a successful labor and employment litigator in both the public and private sector. For the past several years, however, he has been proactively managing labor and employment matters before they give rise to litigation as a member of the Human Resources field. Steve joined Conrail in early 2020 as its Senior Director, Employee Relations, supervising all Human Resources functions for the Company and was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer in 2021.
Steve obtained his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.