Meet the CSX Retiree's Strategic Planning Team
Retired July 1990
Ed Charron was born in Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill running elevators in the House Office Buildings before he came to work at the railroad. In July, 1963 he was hired by Prime Osborn at the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and his employment survived all the many mergers over the years. In Ed’s first job, he worked the night shift in the Superintendent’s office while attending college at the University of Maryland. Upon completing his under graduate degree, he moved into an Insurance Claims position. He continued his education and finished Law School at Emory University. During this time he married his wife, Joyce and they have four children.
Ed is one of the co-founding members of the CSX Retiree Steering Committee and has been involved in many community organizations in Jacksonville. He spent twelve years on the Jacksonville Board of Library Trustees, including Chair, and other duties on the Friends of the Library, Coastline Federal Credit Union Board (40 years!) and the Civic Roundtable. Ed and Joyce and are longtime members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. His son Matthew works at CSX in Human Resources.
Member 2010, Co-Chair of the Retiree Reunion Committeee
Retired August, 2010
Cheri retired from CSX Transportation as Director of Process Improvement in Human Resources. During her career, she served on the March of Dimes Florida Chapter Board of Directors as Executive Advisor to Florida’s youth for more than 20 years.
Cheri is a member of the CSX Retiree Steering Committee and serves as co-chair of the CSX Retiree Reunion. In this role, Cheri and her co-chair are responsible for planning everything from the beginning to the end of this event. Cheri considers herself semi-retired, because she works part-time as a career consultant. Most importantly, Cheri is the proud mother of Alana and Adam and grandmother of Layla and Aidan.
Joyce Curry began working on the railroad in Baltimore in1969 and was transferred to Jacksonville in 1995. She spent most of her career in Accounts Receivable where she met some of her best friends. The friendships she developed with her co-workers spans over 40 years and she still stays in touch with them today. Joyce retired in 2005 with 36 years of service.
Joyce serves on many committees and actively helps with events the CSX Retirees are involved in. Her husband, Bob Curry, also worked for CSX Technology and retired in 2000 after 34 years of service.
Robert (Bob) Patterson Member
Retired December, 1996 (48Years of service)
Bob started his railroad career with the B&O Railroad in Philadelphia, PA. as a yard clerk. He worked various clerical positions until being drafted in 1954 and serving two years in Germany. Upon returning he worked several clerical positions and was promoted to a supervisory position at different locations: Wilmington, DE, Cinti, OH, Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD with the Chessie System. With the merger of Chessie & Seaboard he was transferred to Jax., FL and retired as General Manager Customer Service Support.
Since retirement Bob has been an active member of the Steering Committee for a number of years; a Certified Operations Lifesaver Presenter & Trainer since May 1997, past President of Arlington Community Services; Key volunteer US Marine Corps Family Readiness Program. Also, being surrounded by a large and growing family keeps him busy.
Marion Davis was married to the late Jimmy Lee Davis who worked at the railroad for 40 years. Although she was not a CSX employee, she became a member of the CSX Retiree Steering Committee in 2007 by helping Jimmy with his responsibilities. Her main interests include working with the charities that the CSX Steering Committee sponsors.
Marion worked for the May Company in their Human Resources Department for many years. She currently works at The Players Championship as Chairman of Sign Design and is a member of the Supervisory Committee for the Coastline Federal Credit Union.
Marion has two children that live in Jacksonville. Joe Davis works for CSX as a Manager C&S Operations and Pam Racer works for Honeywell as a Senior Financial Analyst.
Retired November, 2014
Lorie started her career with the C&O Railroad in 1971 in Dearborn, MI as a stenographer in the Superintendent’s Office. During her 14 years in Michigan, she worked many jobs, some of which were teletype, crew caller, billing, demurrage and yard clerk. In 1985, she moved to Baltimore, MD and spent 4 years working in Revenue Management and the Coal Department. When the CSX merger was completed, Lorie moved to Jacksonville, FL where she spent more than 25 years working in the Executive Department, The Chairman’s Office, Commercial, Finance, Human Resources and Labor Relations.
Lorie is one of the newest member of the CSX Retiree Steering Committee. Her knowledge of computer programs has proven to be very useful. She manages the CSX Retiree Website, Facebook page and email communications. She is also very active in the community and Volunteers in Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides free health care for the working uninsured in Jacksonville.
Retired September 2009
Greg Webster began his railroad career on the Penn Central in February, 1974 as a freight trainman. He quickly advanced to conductor in both freight and passenger service. By April, 1976, Greg started working on Conrail in freight and passenger service. In 1979, he was promoted to his first management position and moved through many positions including Manager Terminal Operations Planning, Budgeting & Capital Planning, Road Trainmaster, Regional Supervisor Train Operations, Terminal Trainmaster, and Assistant Division Superintendent. In 1999, Greg came to CSX as Superintendent Field Operations, and continued advancing his railroad career as General Manager CSX Network Train Operations and Assistant Vice President – Northern Region Operations. Greg retired in September, 2009.
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