Former Delta CEO Becomes Amtrak CEO

Former Delta Air Lines Chairman and CEO Richard Anderson has been named President and CEO of the US passenger rail line Amtrak.

Anderson retired as Delta's Board Chairman last October, five months after stepping down as CEO. He will now take over the leadership of Washington DC-based Amtrak. He will join Amtrak July 12 and serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through December 31, 2017, when Moorman will step down and serve as an advisor to Amtrak.