Company Officials

Timothy C. Tierney
President & Chief Operating Officer


Timothy C. Tierney joined Conrail in 1978 and has worked in various positions of increasing responsibility within the Engineering Department, including Division Engineer of the Buffalo, Albany, and Philadelphia divisions. Following the acquisition by CSX and Norfolk Southern, Tim was named Chief Engineer of Conrail Shared Assets and assumed responsibility for Engineering functions including, managing capital expenditures and oversight of design, development and management of infrastructure projects. In addition to Engineering, he later assumed responsibility for Locomotive Assets, and Mechanical Policy and Planning. On April 1, 2017, he was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets, headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich University, a Masters’ Degree in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and also holds Professional Engineering licenses in Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Jonathan M. Broder
Vice President – Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer


Jonathan Broder manages Conrail’s legal and corporate affairs, including its real estate, business development, government and public affairs and insurance functions.

Jon received a BA from Oberlin College and a JD from the Temple University School of Law. After working in private practice as a litigator for several years at the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton, he joined Conrail’s law department in 1988, specializing in economic regulatory litigation, antitrust compliance and general commercial law. During the 1990's, Jon worked extensively on numerous strategic initiatives, including development of the Conrail Express shortline program, Conrail's efforts to acquire the eastern half of the Southern Pacific during the Union Pacific –Southern Pacific merger, and the Conrail-CSX-NS transaction. On the Conrail transaction, he coordinated much of the regulatory and commercial aspects of the transaction, as well as leading several implementation teams for the merger. Finally, Jon has spent over 20 years working to preserve the Highline in New York City. In 2015, the Highline Park was the most popular attraction in New York City.

Jon also serves on a number of not for profit boards, and lives in Philadelphia with his wife Joy.

Anthony D. Carlini
Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer & Treasurer


Anthony D. Carlini started his career with Conrail in 1988 as an Internal Auditor and was promoted to positions within the Accounting Department eventually assuming the position of Director – Payroll Processing. Following the acquisition by CSX and Norfolk Southern and the subsequent creation of Shared Assets he was promoted to Assistant Vice President - Human Resources. Additional responsibilities were assigned leading to his position as Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer.

Tony holds a B.S. in Finance and M.B.A. from La Salle University.

Rodney Gordon
Superintendent Service Delivery and Support


Rodney Gordon has 18 years of experience in the railroad industry in various transportation positions.

Prior to joining Conrail, Mr. Gordon was Regional Vice President for Watco Companies East Region, which included operations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Alabama. In this position he served as the leader for the region overseeing operations, finance, mechanical and engineering forces. During his time at Watco (2008-2013) he was responsible for the acquisition/startup of several shortline railroads. Prior to Watco, Rodney worked for Canadian National Railroad (1998-2008) in various management positions starting as General Yard Coordinator in Pontiac, Michigan and was Division Superintendent in Battle Creek, Michigan when he left for Watco in 2008.

Rodney is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Joint Social Sciences. He also is on the executive committee of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents.

Eric B. Levin
Assistant Chief Engineer-Engineering & Mechanical Assets


Eric B. Levin is Conrail’s Assistant Chief Engineer – Engineering and Mechanical Assets, a position he has held since January of 2013. In this position he is responsible for Conrail’s Engineering Track, Structures and Mechanical Department functions.

Prior to joining the Engineering Department Eric served in various positions of increasing responsibility within Conrail’s Mechanical Department. Eric has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, holds qualifications as a locomotive engineer, and has been active in the railroad industry for over thirty years.

Joseph D. Soto
Superintendent Field Operations


Joseph D. Soto has over 22 years of railroad experience in operations including, transportation, intermodal, automotive, and service design. His resume includes positions with CSX, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and his current position with Conrail.

Joe joined Conrail in 2013 as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations. In this role he was responsible for managing operations support, auto terminals, and service delivery. He is currently responsible for transportation operations.

Joe has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a concentration in United States History from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. While completing his degree he was the President of the Big Brother/Big Sister Club of Boston College, acting as the liaison for the students and Boston’s City Chapters.