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William Downey

Director, Government Affairs at RJ Corman Railroad Group



Year Graduated: 



Versailles, Ky

Current City: 

Versailles, Ky

Current Employer: 

Director, Government Affairs at RJ Corman Railroad Group

Top played song on your playlist?: 

Roll With It by Steve Winwood

Where has your CI degree taken you?: 

My CI degree has taken me from Pikeville to Paducah, most of the country and elected to local office!

What is your favorite thing about your job?: 

Advocating on behalf of and promoting the railroad industry. Railroads help build America and continue to play a vital role in our nation’s transportation network.

What¹s the most valuable thing you learned in CI?: 

Understanding that the audience wants you to succeed when you are engaged in public speaking. Nobody wants to sit through a bad speech or presentation, it is uncomfortable for the audience as well as the speaker.

What advice would you give to current CI students?: 

When you enter the workforce, seek professional development opportunities. Leadership programs and networking are vital to building relationships that will assist in advancing your career.

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