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Board Chair Trudy Bartley and CEO Joanna Pinkerton on Breaking the Traditional CEO Mold at COTA

November 1, 2018 0 Comments

Traditionally, at the top of the list of qualifications public transit boards specify when recruiting candidates for the CEO position is in-depth operational experience.  So it’s no surprise that over the years the great majority of vacant CEO positions have been filled with executives who have worked their way up the operational ladder in one or more transit authorities.  This operational bias is easily understandable.  Even small to medium-sized transit authorities are incredibly complex organizations – both operationally and technically – and it’s only natural to want an executive in the top spot who can keep the buses and trains … Read the rest

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Discussing Board Committees at APTA’s Transit Board Members Seminar on July 24

August 11, 2017 0 Comments

It was a distinct privilege and pleasure teaming up with Dave Stackrow in presenting our “Building a Rock-Solid Transit Board-CEO Partnership” program on July 24 in Chicago at APTA’s Transit Board Members and Board Support Seminar. You no doubt know that Dave chairs APTA’s Transit Board Members Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.  He is also the long-time Chair of the Board of the Capital District Transportation Authority (Albany, New York), where we first worked together on a board development project almost 15 years ago.  Dave and I couldn’t have been more pleased by the participants in our session, … Read the rest

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Communication is Key

September 8, 2014 1 Comment

I would like to thank Doug Eadie for taking the initiative to create this blog for public transportation CEOs and GMs to exchange ideas and information. Having this valuable dialogue will enhance our ability to network with each other and share best practices. The key to a transit authority’s success is having a collaborative working relationship between the CEO/GM and board of directors. We must also commit to board development.

I am honored to be part of this distinguished advisory group and look forward to sharing insights as a guest contributor to the Board Savvy Transit CEO blog.

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