Phil has joined LiRo after a 40-year career in public service in which his most prominent role was President of the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). He held the position for nearly four years until he stepped down in February 2022. As President, he established a customer-focused vision that managers and the workforce embraced to reverse record low on-time performance (OTP) and customer satisfaction. While leading the LIRR through the Covid-19 pandemic, the workforce rose to the challenge, tackling longstanding issues to improve service and deliver historic record OTP, while incorporating industry-leading technology and innovation has helped to restore public trust and encouraged ridership to return. Leaving the LIRR team in a position for continued success after his departure is one of his proudest accomplishments, as the LIRR has continued to deliver safe, reliable, and consistent service.
Phil is a vital contributor across all business sectors of our LiRo family while bringing his public sector and industry experience in guiding and driving LiRo’s continued success in our current markets and future growth and expansion opportunities.
Phil earned a Bachelor of Engineering from The Cooper Union and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in New York.