William Downey

Director, Government Affairs- R.J. Corman Railroad Group

William is a native of Woodford County, born and raised in Versailles, KY. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2008 with a BA in Communication and Minors in Political Science and Sociology.

Over the past nine years William has worked for R. J. Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville, KY. He spent the first few years in business development for the Derailment Services company before transitioning to his current role as the Director of Government Affairs.

William serves on the Executive Board for the Kentuckians for Better Transportation. In addition, he represents R. J. Corman in numerous state railroad associations across the country and in Washington, DC in various board and committee positions.

He is a graduate of Leadership Central Kentucky, Leadership Lexington, and Leadership Woodford County. He previously served as a Zoning Commissioner on the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning Commission and as a previous board member for the Woodford County Economic Development Authority.