Margaret Downey, General Manager, Learning Development & Strategies

S3-A Disability Employee Resource Groups--A Model for Success

About Margaret Downey, General Manager, Learning Development & Strategies

Margaret Downey is a seasoned human resources professional with over 25 years experience in her field.  She is a graduate of Jacksonville University where she received her MBA in 1999.

She is a long tenured employee of CSX Transportation and currently serves in the role of General Manager, Learning & Development Strategies where she sets direction and oversees the development and implementation of learning and development programs.  Her most significant accomplishment is the design, construction and staffing of a $28M training facility in Atlanta, GA called the Railroad Education & Development Institute.  More than 30,000 railroad worker have attended training at REDI since it opened in 2005.

Margaret also is an adjunct faculty member at Webster University where she teaches in the Masters program for Human Resources Development.  She has been a member of their faculty since 2000 and enjoys working with adult students pursuing advanced degrees.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the First Coast Business Leadership Network, an organization that advocates for jobs for persons with disabilities, and she also serves as the Executive Sponsor for THE ABLE, an Employee Resource Group for persons with disabilities.  She is active in the golf community and serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for The First Tee of North Florida and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Executive Women’s Golf Association.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business