The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) headquartered in Washington, DC is seeking a dynamic and experienced transportation executive who has proven leadership, management and advocacy skills to serve as its President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). APTA is a non-profit organization that serves 1,500 members including both public and private sector organizations across North America. APTA’s mission is to strengthen and improve public transportation, and serve and lead its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing.
This position serves as the Chief Executive for the Association and is the face of the public transportation industry. The President/CEO reports to a 104-member Board of Directors, manages approximately 86 employees and oversees an operating budget of $25 million.
The President & CEO must be a strong communicator, have a high degree of integrity, be open and transparent and capable of unifying a large and diverse community with varying needs and interests. While addressing member needs, the President & CEO must be the industry’s voice and have a strong and visible presence at the US DOT, Congress and other federal agencies. The President & CEO must manage the needs of both public and private sector members including those of large legacy systems, midsize urban and rural systems and small transit properties. Additionally, the President & CEO must be a good manager who is capable of delegating, empowering, motivating and encouraging the success of all APTA employees.
Interested candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of senior and executive management experience in a public or private transportation related business, organization, association or otherwise. Candidates with experience reporting directly to a Board of Directors or working regularly with a Board of Directors in their executive capacity is a plus. Additionally, candidates should have extensive government relations experience and possess a proven ability to lead advocacy efforts nationally. Interested candidates must be able to travel extensively both nationally and internationally.
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About American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.
APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies,... metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.
To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.