RailAmerica, Inc. announced that Anne H. McNamara was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. McNamara will serve as an independent director until the annual shareholders meeting in 2007.
Ms. McNamara was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AMR Corporation and its subsidiary American Airlines, for 15 years, until her retirement in early 2003. During her 27 year tenure at American Airlines, Ms. McNamara also held positions as Vice President - Personnel Resources, Corporate Secretary and Attorney.
Prior to joining American Airlines, Ms. McNamara was an Associate with the law firm of Shea & Gould in New York.
Following her retirement from American and AMR, Ms. McNamara served as President of The Center for American and International Law and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of its Board. She has previously served as a director for The Sabre Group Holdings, Inc., LG&E Energy Corporation and Louisiana Gas & Electric Corporation. In addition, Ms. McNamara is a member of a number of professional organizations.
Ms. McNamara received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She is admitted to practice in Texas and New York.
“We are especially pleased to have Anne McNamara join our board,” said William “Gus” Pagonis, Chairman. “She brings extensive management and corporate governance experience to RailAmerica. We look forward to her contribution to the continued success of our Company.”