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Nat Ford on Hitting the Ground Running As a New CEO

October 5, 2017 1 Comment

Nat Ford

You’ve got to bring incredible passion to survive and thrive at the 24/7 job of heading a public transportation authority. If you don’t, there’s a clear and present danger the inevitable pressures will wear you down and dangerously dull your effectiveness.  This is one of several gems of practical wisdom that Nat Ford, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and former CEO of Atlanta’s MARTA and San Francisco’s SFMTA, shares in his thoughtful new podcast for boardsavvytransitceo.com.  One of Nat’s preeminent professional passions – sure to be one of his top leadership priorities as APTA’s new … Read the rest

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How Ironic – and Dangerous!

January 27, 2016 0 Comments

“How many of you have had a really comprehensive, in-depth course in working with a governing board – in graduate school or some other venue?” This is a question I always ask when I’m presenting a program on building strong board-CEO partnerships. When I asked it at the workshop I was conducting a couple of years ago for CEO-aspirants at APTA’s Transit CEOs Seminar in New Orleans, no more than two or three hands went up. I wish I could say this was the exception to the rule, but, alas, the response was typical.

As I think back over dozens … Read the rest

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