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This profile was last updated on 5/23/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Robert E. Mortensen

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Board Member

Phone: (215) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Philadelphia Orchestra
260 S. Broad Street Suite 1600
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19102
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world through a century of acclaimed performances,...   more

Employment History

  • General Manager
    The Philadelphia Singers
  • Ensemble's General Manager
    The Philadelphia Singers
  • Assistant Vice President of the Transloading Services Group
    Conrail , Inc.
  • Assistant Vice President of Forecasting and Planning In the Marketing Sales Department and A Member of the Activation Team
    Conrail , Inc.
  • Executive
    Conrail , Inc.
  • Engineer
    U.S. Air Force Academy
  • President
    American Railway Development Association
  • President, Principal Director and Chairman
    Merchants Dispatch Transportation Corp.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

21 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | The Philadelphia Orchestra, 23 May 2014 [cached]
Robert E. Mortensen
Calling new CEO Kris Kolluri, a ..., 9 June 2014 [cached]
Calling new CEO Kris Kolluri, a former political aide and state transportation commissioner, "very qualified," board member Robert Mortensen added, "the process . . . did not, in my opinion, include the proper preliminary work," including establishing a job description and conducting a search.
The selection was based on personal experience with his performance," said Mortensen, the third executive committee member.
"Taking one more month to do some of that work and to do a broader search would have been appropriate," he said in an interview, "but I'm very comfortable with the selection."
Robert Mortensen: Member of the Rutgers University board of trustees and Rutgers- Camden board of directors. Appointed by Rutgers-Camden directors.
Philadelphia Singers, 27 Sept 2012 [cached]
Robert E. Mortensen President, Board of Directors
Mr. Mortensen joined The Philadelphia Singers Board of Directors in April 2001. He served for many years as an independent transportation consultant advising governments around the world on ways to concession ("privatize") state owned railroads. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Central East African Railways Company, which operates rail lines in Malawi and Northern Mozambique Africa.
Prior to his consulting assignments, Mr. Mortensen had a thirty-year career with Conrail before retiring in 1996. He has served as President, Principal Director, and Chairman of the Board of Merchants Dispatch Transportation Corp. (a Conrail, Inc. subsidiary). He was also Assistant Vice President of the Transloading Services Group at Conrail, Inc., where he was responsible for operations, development and merchandising of the railroad's bulk transfer terminals. Previously at Conrail, Mr. Mortensen was Assistant Vice President of Forecasting and Planning in the Marketing Sales Department and a member of the Conrail activation team, which undertook the strategic commercial planning for the Company at the time of the railroad's creation.
A graduate of Rutgers University, from which he also obtained an MBA, Mr. Mortensen served in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Colonel. He served in The Air Force Reserve until 1993 as an Intelligence Operations Officer. He is past President of the American Railway Development Association, Awards Chairman for the Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and serves on the Boards of the Atwater Kent Museum, The American Boy choir School, Rutgers University and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Governance, 15 June 2014 [cached]
President - Robert E. Mortensen - Executive (retired), ConRail
Philadelphia Singers, 31 May 2009 [cached]
Robert Mortensen General Manager
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