Corey Hill is the Executive Director for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). In this position, he provides executive leadership over the administration and manages its daily operations to ensure strong integration among all program and support offices. He also provides broad guidance on operations and policy implementation. Mr. Hill participates with the Administrator and Deputy Administrator in planning and establishing program policies, objectives and priorities, as well as directing the development and execution of FRA’s strategic action plans.
Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from James Madison University and holds a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University. He is also a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute and the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Leadership APTA Program.
He began his career working in local government for Augusta County, Virginia and Fairfax County, Virginia. Mr. Hill went on to work for the Virginia Railway Express and then the Commonwealth of Virginia before coming to the Federal Railroad Administration.
While with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), Mr. Hill served in several positions, including Acting Director of DRPT. He was responsible for a portfolio of $1 billion in grant funds invested across 16 federal and state grant programs, while working to advance some of the largest transportation projects in the Commonwealth’s history including: Dulles Corridor Metrorail, Norfolk Light Rail, and the I-495 and I-95 High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes.
Mr. Hill joined the Federal Railroad Administration in 2011 as the Director, Office of Program Delivery. He was responsible for advancing one of the President’s highest priority transportation programs – High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR). Mr. Hill went on to manage FRA's $25 billion dollar portfolio of investments across 17 programs including: HSIPR, Amtrak, TIGER and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program. He served as Acting Executive Director beginning in June 2015 and became the Executive Director in February 2016.