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
Eric B. Levin is Conrail’s Assistant Chief Engineer – Engineering and Mechanical Assets, a position he has held since January of 2013. In this position he is responsible for Conrail’s Engineering Track, Structures and Mechanical Department functions.
Prior to joining the Engineering Department Eric served in various positions of increasing responsibility within Conrail’s Mechanical Department. Eric has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, holds qualifications as a locomotive engineer, and has been active in the railroad industry for over thirty years.
General Manager – Service Delivery & Support
Rodney Gordon has 18 years of experience in the railroad industry in various transportation positions.
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 was Division Superintendent in Battle Creek, Michigan when he left for Watco in 2008.
Rodney is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Joint Social Sciences. He also is on the executive committee of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.
Joseph D. Soto
General Manager – Field Operations
Joseph D. Soto has over 22 years of railroad experience in operations including, transportation, intermodal, automotive, and service design. His resume includes positions with CSX, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and his current position with Conrail.
Joe joined Conrail in 2013 as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations. In this role he was responsible for managing operations support, auto terminals, and service delivery. He is currently responsible for transportation operations.
Joe has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a concentration in United States History from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. While completing his degree he was the President of the Big Brother/Big Sister Club of Boston College, acting as the liaison for the students and Boston’s City Chapters.
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
Senior Director, Employee Relations
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.
Steve obtained his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.