Amtrak Names Anne Witt Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

WASHINGTON — Amtrak today announced the appointment of its former executive Anne (Hoey) Witt, as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development.

Witt rejoins Amtrak after serving as Director of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles and on the board with her state partners in the American Association of Motor Vehicles Administrators.

Prior to her work at the DMV, Witt held the position of vice president in a number of Amtrak Departments including Service Standards; Service Operations; Reservations, Sales and Customer Relations; Customer and Corporate Communications; and Corporate Management.

The newly formed Strategic Partnerships and Business Development department focuses on Amtrak’s growth strategy and is charged with finding synergies and mutually beneficial expansion opportunities to increase ridership and revenue. The department will absorb the pre-existing Contract and Business Development; Corridor Project Planning; Real Estate Development; and Host Railroad Contract Administration groups.

Assistant Vice Presidents reporting to Witt include Gil Mallery, spearheading client-focused approaches for developing and delivering state-supported services; Paul Nissenbaum, providing national leadership on corridor expansion; Paul Vilter, enhancing freight railroad partnerships; and Bruce Looloian, maximizing Amtrak’s real estate potential.

Witt received her master’s degree in city planning from Harvard University.