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Presidential Search Task Force Announced

APTA Chair Doran J. Barnes convened the first meeting of APTA’s CEO Search Task Force at the association’s recent Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

The group, which totals 50 members, began the discussion on how to proceed with the selection of APTA’s permanent president and CEO.

Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA, serves as chair of the task force. “This is one of the most important tasks that any board undertakes. We are committed to finding the best leader for this next chapter in APTA’s history,” he said.

The task force will identify and recommend to the board of directors an executive search firm, the qualities most desired in the next APTA president and CEO and an updated compensation philosophy and performance measurement program. The task force will also conduct interviews and recommend a candidate for the board’s consideration.

To manage these activities, three working groups have been formed.

* Working Group 1 will select and recommend a search firm for the board to engage as well as develop the job description and necessary attributes for the president and CEO. APTA Vice Chair Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., chief executive officer, Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority, will lead this group.

* Working Group 2 will develop and recommend to the board the compensation philosophy and pay structure for the president and CEO. APTA Secretary/Treasurer Kim Green, executive director of business development, Genfare, will lead the group.

* Working Group 3 will develop and recommend to the board the process and timeline for measuring the performance of the president and CEO. Immediate Past Chair Valarie J. McCall, board member of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, will lead this group.

Barnes said he is committed to keeping APTA’s Board of Directors and ­membership informed of the process as it moves forward.

Members, APTA CEO Search Task Force

APTA Officers: Chair Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit; Vice Chair Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., chief executive officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority; ­Secretary/Treasurer Kim Green, executive director of business development, Genfare; Immediate Past Chair Valarie J. McCall, board of trustees, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

Members: Joseph Alexander, president, Alexander Group; Michael Allegra, president, KivAllegra Consulting; Christopher P. Boylan, director, governmental and strategic partnerships, General Contractors Association of NY, Inc.; Lester W. Bryant, board secretary, VIA Metropolitan Transit; Dorval R. Carter Jr., president, Chicago Transit Authority; Conan Cheung, executive officer, OMB, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Grace Crunican, general manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; Frederick L. Daniels Jr., treasurer, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority; George F. Dixon III, president, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority; Sue Dreier, chief executive officer, Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority Corporation; Dwight A. Ferrell, chief executive officer and general manager, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority; Russ Frank, chief of staff, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County; and Freddie C. Fuller II, vice president, CH2M.

Andre Gibson, board vice chairman, Memphis Area Transit Authority; Kevin J. ­Holzendorf, board of directors, secretary, Jacksonville Transportation Authority; Paul C. Jablonski, chief executive officer, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System; Andrew J. Johnson, general manager, Connect Transit; Kristen Joyner, executive director, South West Transit Association; Christian T. Kent, assistant general manager, access services, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Jeanne Krieg, chief executive officer, Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority; Paul J. Larrousse, director, National Transit Institute, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Adelee Marie Le Grand, chief strategy officer, NORTA Transdev North America; Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin, secretary/treasurer, Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority; Donna P. McNamee, trustee, LAKETRAN; Diana C. Mendes, senior vice president, national transit/rail market sector leader, HNTB Corporation; Jennifer Mitchell, director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; Mary Jo Morandini, general manager, Beaver County Transit Authority; Jeffrey A. Nelson, general manager, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District; and ­Donald A. Orseno, executive director and chief executive officer, Metra.

Greg Percy, chief operating officer, Metrolinx; John R. Plante, IPEM board director and treasurer, Metra; Arun Prem, executive director, Full Access and Coordinated Transportation Inc.; Elizabeth Presutti, chief executive officer, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority; Michael Scanlon, firm of Michael J. Scanlon; Michael I. Schneider, senior vice president and managing director, global consulting practice, HDR; Patrick J. Scully, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Motor Coach Industries; Beverly S. Silas, vice chair, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Lauren Skiver, chief ­executive officer/general manager, SunLine Transit Agency; David M. Stackrow Sr., chairman, ­Capital District Transportation Authority; Lurae Stuart, senior principal technical specialist, transit and rail systems, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; William T. Thomsen, president and chief executive officer, Urban Engineers of New York, P.C.; Peter Varga, chief executive officer, Interurban Transit Partnership; Thomas R. Waldron, global transit market sector director, HDR; Jeffrey Wharton, president, IMPulse NC LLC; Eve Williams, president/chief executive officer, Dikita Engineering; and Charles R. Wochele, managing partner/owner, TransitConsult LLC.
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