Quintin C. Kendall

Vice President for State Government Affairs, CSX Transportation (Jacksonville)


Quintin Kendall is responsible for CSX Transportation’s state executive branch, legislative and community initiatives across the railroad’s twenty-three state network.

Kendall previously served as CSX’s regional vice president for state government affairs for the Mid-Atlantic region, generating substantial support for major infrastructure investment projects, including the National Gateway, a major public-private partnership creating a double-stack intermodal freight rail corridor linking Mid-Atlantic ports and Midwest distribution centers. In addition, Kendall successfully coordinated company-wide efforts to broaden recognition of the benefits of freight rail and led CSX efforts to support growth at the Port of Virginia.

While based in Virginia with CSX, Kendall served on Governor-elect Bob McDonnell’s transition team as a member of the Transportation working group, drafting the final report of the Rail and Transit subgroup. In April 2010, he was appointed to the Governor’s Economic Development and Jobs Creation Commission and served on the Business Development and Retention subgroup.

Kendall serves on the board of directors of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Beltline and the Virginia Maritime Association and coordinates transportation policy for the Virginia Business Council.

Prior to joining CSX, Kendall served in the office of the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation from 2002 to 2009, most recently as Chief of Staff to Secretary Mary E. Peters. While at USDOT, Kendall focused on efforts to reform federal highway and transit policy, improving transportation safety and maritime issues. In 2006, he served as the first Executive Director of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission under U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.

Kendall’s previous state experience includes membership on Virginia’s Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force’s Working Group on Infrastructure, as well as serving as an aide to Congressman Tom Bliley and Governor Jim Gilmore. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.