Debra Johnson, To Lead Agency In Historic Decision

RTD announced Tuesday evening its board of directors named Debra Johnson as the company’s next general supervisor and CEO. The selection comes after a nationwide and also months-long search for a new leader.

Johnson is likewise the first woman to hold the placement ever before. She has 25 years experience as a transportation executive, most just recently as Deputy CEO at Long Beach Transit in Long Beach, California.

The board pertained to their choice on Tuesday night after taking into consideration 3 finalists.

” We are leading with an extraordinary time of shift for RTD, in weathering an international pandemic, technological modifications and brand-new factors to consider that direct the service we give,” stated Board Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede in a news release. “At the heart of Debra’s diverse, impressive history, creative thinking and also finest practices, she is assisted by people: our specialized team of workers as well as the public all of us serve. We are thrilled for the people of the Denver area to satisfy her, and we look forward to working with Debra as she continues to boost and also place RTD as the first-rate company we are all so happy to be a component of.”

Debra Johnson is anticipated to be strengthened in her new function by the end of October.

” I am extremely humbled as well as just as excited concerning this opportunity. I anticipate dealing with the dynamic men and women that have made RTD such a progressive transportation company. I am elated to come to be an integral component of the community as I function with all stakeholders to boost solution high quality and also boost RTD’s image,” Johnson stated in a news launch.

Johnson’s predecessor, Dave Genoa, stepped down in January after revealing his retirement in November.

In June, Gov. Jared Polis announced an independent performance testimonial of the company which has actually experienced spending plan and solution concerns throughout the years causing some tasks to be decades behind schedule.

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