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David J. Hughes
is a United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
Hughes has worked in the railroad industry for more than 30 years and was a member of Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...
's senior management since 2002, serving as the company's Chief Engineer under President David L. Gunn
David L. Gunn is a transportation system administrator who has headed several significant railroads and transit systems in North America....
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
Alexander K. Kummant was named by Amtrak on August 29, 2006, as the railroad company's new president and chief executive officer effective September 12 of that year. He succeeded David L. Gunn in this position who was dismissed in November 2005, and David Hughes who had been serving as interim...
on August 29, 2006.