Danny Boyles started his railroad career in 1976 with Southern Railroad Corp., which later became Norfolk Southern. He was active in UTU Local 1245 until retiring in 2007, serving as Local Chairperson, Local Insurance Rep., Vice President, Local Legislative Rep., and Secretary and Treasurer. In 1995, Danny went to work for the International President as a full time organizer and Special Rep. He worked on various organizing campaigns throughout the United States. In 1997, he was elected as the Assistant Director of the Georgia State Legislative Board. Two years later, he was elevated to the office of the State Legislative Director for the State of Georgia, where he served until his retirement in 2007.
While serving as the State Legislative Director, he worked with the National Legislative Director in Washington, helping to pass the Railroad Retirement Act Improvement Act. He also served on the Switching Operation Fatalities Analysis Working Group (SOFA). SOFA was composed of members from the UTU, BLE, AAR, AASLRA, and FRA. The group studied switching operation fatalities and made recommendations on ways to improve safety in switching operations. Danny also served on the Collision Analysis Working Group (CAWG). CAWG studied main line collisions in the rail industry, and found there was a need for improved training, work/rest periods and safer operations of trains.
Danny is married to his high school sweetheart, Peggy. They have been together for 43 years and have three children and four grandchildren. He spends most of his free time golfing, fishing and woodworking. He also remains active in political, social, charitable, and fraternal activities.