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COTA’s CEO Curtis Stitt Reflects on Chief Executive Leadership

August 25, 2017 0 Comments

       Curtis Stitt

Not long into my first in-depth conversation with Curtis Stitt, I realized that I was in the company of an uncommonly thoughtful CEO who was a deeply serious, passionate student of board and chief executive leadership.  And I knew that I’d lucked out in having the opportunity to work closely with Curtis on the governance front before his upcoming retirement as President & CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which serves over 1.2 million residents in the Greater Columbus, Ohio region.   Having closely observed       Curtis in action over the past few months, I was delighted when … Read the rest

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What’s In Your CEO Professional Growth Portfolio?

August 13, 2015 0 Comments

The great majority of the public transportation CEOs I’ve worked with over the years have been conscientious self-improvers – devouring articles and books on leadership and executive management, seeking out educational opportunities at APTA conferences, and learning from colleagues’ experiences.  And the professional growth aficionados I’ve come across in my work who are really board-savvy have made sure that their professional growth targets and strategies are factored into board evaluation of their performance.  For example, in a recent meeting I was sitting in on, the governance committee of a public transit board reached agreement with the GM on a list … Read the rest

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