VRE Announces 2015 Operations Board Officers

For Release: January 16, 2015
Contact: Bryan Jungwirth, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
(703) 838-5416 office
(571) 238-9084 cell

Alexandria, VA. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board instilled its 2015 slate of officers at its monthly meeting today.  The following were unanimously approved by the Operations Board in December and took on their new roles starting today:

  • John Cook, Fairfax County Supervisor, as Chairman
  • Gary Skinner, Spotsylvania County Supervisor, as Vice Chairman
  • Paul Smedberg, City of Alexandria Councilor, as Secretary
  • Maureen Caddigan, Prince William County Supervisor, as Treasurer

 “Having such respected and knowledgeable public officials that really care about improving transportation serve as VRE Operations Board officers is a recipe for VRE’s continued success,” said Doug Allen, CEO of VRE.

[The 2015 VRE Operations Board officers are (left to right) Gary Skinner, John Cook, Paul Smedberg and Maureen Caddigan]

About the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

VRE is the tenth largest commuter rail service in the U.S. and is a transportation partnership of the Northern Virginia and Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commissions.  VRE’s mission is to provide safe, cost effective, accessible, reliable, convenient, and comfortable commuter-oriented rail passenger service. It serves northern Virginia and Washington D.C. and its offices are based in Alexandria, VA.  Visit our website at: