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Recruitment Effort Begins For New Transit CEO

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has launched recruitment efforts for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as current CEO Gloria G. Salazar recently announced her retirement, set for February 2022. The recruitment is being conducted by Krauthamer & Associates.

“It has been an honor to serve and lead RTD, but the time has come to pass the baton to the next CEO who will take the organization to the next level,” said Salazar. “Despite the pandemic, exciting things are happening at RTD as we continue to fulfill our electrification, business recovery, and technology innovation goals. In addition to an excellent Board that fully supports the CEO, RTD has a group of committed employees, infrastructure and fleet both in a state of good repair, and a sustainable business plan with no commercial debt. RTD is a thriving organization in an ideal position, ready for the next CEO.”

Salazar assumed the role of RTD’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2020 with 28 years of experience in the transit industry. Her leadership as Deputy CEO/CFO for 18 years significantly contributed to RTD receiving the coveted Outstanding Transit System of the Year Award by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2018 and an Excellence for Financial Reporting Award for 17 consecutive years. As CEO, she successfully negotiated a labor contract for the first time since 2003 and navigated RTD through the pandemic while moving capital projects and a system redesign study forward.

“We thank Gloria for her 20 years of dedication and service to all RTD customers, staff, and community partners,” said Chairman of the Board Michael Restuccia. “She will leave behind a financially and fiscally healthy organization with excellent and dedicated staff. We will find a good candidate who can step in and continue advancing RTD’s vision and mission.”

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information visit, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.