David Hughes (railroad executive)

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David J. Hughes is an American railroad executive.

Hughes has worked in the railroad industry for more than 30 years and was a member of Amtrak's senior management since 2002, serving as the company's Chief Engineer under President David L. Gunn.

The decision by Amtrak's Board of Directors to fire Gunn on November 9, 2005, saw Hughes named the interim President and Chief Executive Officer until a permanent replacement could be recruited.

Hughes was replaced by Alexander Kummant on August 29, 2006.

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Business positions
Preceded by
David L. Gunn
President of Amtrak
2005 – 2006
Succeeded by
Alexander Kummant