William N. Feidt has been named Amtrak’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.
The appointment is effective Feb. 6. Feidt, who most recently was vice president of financial operations at Cable & Wireless Communications in Miami, will report to Amtrak President Charles “Wick” Moorman.
Feidt will be be responsible for the company’s finance, treasury, accounting and control functions.
“Bill is an experienced and operationally-oriented financial executive with a strong technology background,” Moorman said in a statement. “He will be joining Amtrak’s executive team as we look to continue to improve our finance capabilities and lay the foundation for continued growth.”
Feidt will replace Gerald Sokol, who will leave the company after helping to transition Feidt into his new position.