Kathleen Brandt is the chief information officer for CSX. In this role she supports CSX’s strategic objectives through technology and delivers tools and data to maximize safety, customer service and operational efficiency.
Brandt joined the corporation’s IT subsidiary CSX Technology in 1985 as a software developer, and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility during her 30-year tenure. Brandt has held many leadership positions including assistant vice president roles in application development, rail applications and operations integration before later being appointed as president of CSX Technology in 2015. Brandt has championed both creation of innovative systems and supported significant and sustained performance improvements in Technology. She was named Chief Information Officer Senior Vice President in 2016.
Brandt holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master's degree in business administration, both from Jacksonville University. In 2015, Brandt was recognized as one of 100 CIO leaders in STEM by STEMconnector, acknowledging her significant work to advance skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in both educational systems and the workplace. She also was named to DiversityMBA magazine’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders in 2011. She is on the Board of Directors of Railinc, Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub, and Dreams Come True. She also serves on the executive advisory board of the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business