Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Robert Grasty is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Amtrak, serving in this role since June 2023. He directly oversees the Amtrak Human Resources Centers of Expertise and HR strategic planning to advance the company’s expansion initiatives. Groups reporting to him include Talent Acquisition, Talent & Organizational Capabilities, HR Integration, Total Rewards, Labor Relations, Inclusion & Culture, and Strategy & Solutions Delivery.
Joining Amtrak in June 2022 as Senior Vice President, HR Strategy & Solutions Delivery, Robert focused on advancing the company’s People Strategy to invest in talent, strengthen culture and advance technology. This included implementation of enterprise-wide change management programs and HR transformation projects.
Robert also led HR initiatives in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has provided Amtrak with a transformative level of funding to improve existing service and advance vital infrastructure projects and fleet acquisitions. This investment dovetails with a company vision to expand passenger rail services to more Americans and has accelerated a need for employees across a variety of disciplines.
Robert has over 25 years of business experience in designing and executing HR strategies in both domestic and international organizations spanning the transportation, health care, energy and financial services sectors.
He has a record of leading organizations through major change to achieve business results. Robert spent several years prior to joining Amtrak serving in CHRO and operations and executive leadership roles for Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Over his career, Robert has cultivated HR competencies in strategy and branding, culture transformation, HR/business operations, full life cycle talent management, talent acquisition, performance management, organizational design and development, executive coaching, change management, total rewards, and diversity and inclusion.
Robert has served on the Board of Directors of the Broward County (Florida) Chapter of the American Red Cross since September 2021.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kutztown University and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.
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