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Theresa M. Impastato

Keynote Speaker: Theresa M. Impastato

Ms. Impastato is currently the EVP/Chief Safety Officer for WMATA. She, who holds a B.S. and M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and a B.S. from UPenn, has served in many capacities to improve the safety of railroading. She was the lead for the team at Amtrak which developed and submitted the first SSPP to the FRA, in advance of regulatory requirements. She has served as an industry leader in the RSAC, APTA and TRB. Impastato has 20 years in the industry.



Edward F. Boyle

Welcome Speaker: Edward F. Boyle

Ed Boyle is the Vice President, Engineering for the Norfolk Southern Railway. Boyle is responsible for the design, construction, inspection, and maintenance of railroad infrastructure, including track, bridges, and vehicle fleet. Boyle joined the company in 1994 as an engineering management trainee after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in both the engineering and transportation departments. Since May 2019, he has served in the Engineering Department as Vice President, Engineering and is a member of the AREMA Board of Governors.