The Cincinnati Southern Railway Board of Trustees

The Ferguson Act required a board of five trustees to govern the Cincinnati Southern Railway.  Trustees are appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati and are approved by Cincinnati City Council. 

The CSR bylaws mandate that political affiliations of the Board must be disclosed and that no more than three members of the same political party are permitted to serve on the Board.  Trustees serve five year terms and there are no term limits.  While trustees originally received compensation, today’s trustees are not paid for their service.

To learn more about the role of the Board of Trustees, please view the CSR bylaws.

Current Board Members

Thomas C. Kilcoyne, President, Republican
Mr. Kilcoyne has served as a Board Trustee since 2000.  Mr. Kilcoyne is an attorney with Cors & Bassett LLC, where he focuses primarily on general corporate law, property tax relief, estate planning, and probate matters.  Mr. Kilcoyne earned his law degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Paul Sylvester, Treasurer, Democrat
Mr. Sylvester has served as a Board Trustee since 1984.  Mr. Sylvester is a CPA licensed in the State of Ohio.  Mr. Sylvester has ten years of public accounting experience with Coopers & Lybrand in Cincinnati, Ohio, in addition to his twenty years of experience in Chief Financial Officer and Treasury functions in three privately-owned construction or construction supply companies.  Mr. Sylvester earned his MBA at the University of Cincinnati and his B.S./B.A. at The Ohio State University. 

Mark Mallory

Charles Luken, Vice President, Democrat
Mr. Luken has served as Board Trustee since 2018. He is Cincinnati, Ohio’s longest-serving mayor, having served his first term from 1983 to 1991 and his second term from 1999 to 2005. Before serving as Cincinnati’s mayor, Mr. Luken served as a United States congressman from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Luken is an attorney with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where he focuses primarily on government relations and legislation matters. He earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Paul Muething

The Original Board Members
Appointed June 30, 1869 by the Superior Court of Cincinnati:

Miles Greenwood E.A. Ferguson Philip Heidelbach Richard M. Bishop No photo available
Miles Greenwood
Board President
E.A. Ferguson Philip Heidelbach Richard M. Bishop William Hooper