President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:
Johnathan Bragg of Virginia, to be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board as Employee Representative, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring August 28, 2019, and an additional five-year term expiring August 28, 2024.
Mr. Bragg currently serves as Vice President NRAB for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS). He was elected to that position in 2011 and was reelected by acclamation in 2014 and 2018. Mr. Bragg has held several key positions with the BRS, including Director of Research — a position that works jointly with the Federal Railroad Administration to craft railroad safety regulations. Prior to becoming Vice President NRAB, Mr. Bragg served as Local Chairman of BRS Local 89 from 2005 to 2008.
A native of Hinton, West Virginia, Mr. Bragg began his railroad career 18 years ago with CSX Transportation as a freight conductor and later a Signalman. As a career railroader, Mr. Bragg has gained an invaluable level of experience, knowledge, and understanding of the needs of rail workers, retirees, and their families. He attended Lord Fairfax Community College and currently resides in Strasburg, Virginia.