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Catherine Rinaldi has been President of MTA Metro-North Railroad since February of 2018. She is the sixth president of Metro-North and the first woman to hold that position. In February 2022, she was appointed Interim President of the Long Island Rail Road. 


Rinaldi joined Metro-North in January 2015 as Executive Vice President. In that role, she spearheaded the development of Metro-North’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and “Way Ahead,” the customer-facing component of that plan. Those efforts aim to improve system reliability, achieve excellent customer service, and continue the intensive infrastructure work essential to maintaining system safety. Rinaldi was named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the Greater New York Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale and received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.