Alaska Railroad board names Carlile’s Leary chairwoman

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The Alaska Railroad Corp. board has elected Linda Leary as chairwoman to succeed outgoing chairman John Binkley. Leary is president and co-owner of Carlile Transportation Systems and has worked for the company for more than 25 years in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. She also serves on the United Way Executive Cabinet and on the boards of the Resource Development Council of Alaska, State Chamber, Associated General Contractors, Breast Cancer Focus Inc. and Rasmuson Foundation.

“Transportation has been near and dear to me for a long time, and I am excited about the railroad’s future,” says Leary, who has served on ARRC’s board since Gov. Sean Parnell appointed her in October 2009. “I look forward to working with the board to pursue economic opportunities and address the pressing issues at hand.”