MTC selects new leader

 Therese McMillan

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission named Therese McMillan as its new executive director on Wednesday.

She will also serve as the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments.  McMillan, who currently serves as the chief planning officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will replace Steve Heminger. He is retiring next month after serving as MTC’s executive director since January 2001 and as ABAG’s executive director since July 2017.

McMillan is no stranger to the Bay Area or to MTC, having worked for 25 years a member of the commission staff, and for more than eight years as MTC’s deputy executive director for policy, In 2009, she was appointment by President Barack Obama to serve as deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation.

McMillan will begin her new post March 1.




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