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LTD Taps TransPro to Lead GM Search

February 8, 2022
Lane Transit District (LTD) has retained TransPro Consulting to lead its nationwide executive search for the District’s next general manager.

“TransPro has the industry experience and expertise our board of directors needs to hire a general manager who understands our mission and will lead with our values,” Caitlin Vargas, President of the LTD Board of Directors, said. “LTD’s next general manager must have an excellent record as an outstanding leader and manager with strong communication skills to lead the District’s day-to-day operations. They must also be community-minded and focus on the District’s vision for how we deliver public transportation to our communities in the future.”

LTD’s Assistant General Manager Mark Johnson has been serving as interim general manager since September 2021, when Aurora (AJ) Jackson left the District’s top job to accept an executive position in the private sector. 

TransPro Consulting’s CEO and Founder Mark Aesch, agency Principal Ehren Bingaman, and Senior Advisor and Executive Search Practice Leader Michael Setzer are leading LTD’s executive search with Executive Recruiter Chanel Nichols. 

TransPro and LTD staff conducted extensive community outreach, including 11 focus groups and a community survey during the month of January. Based on feedback from community members and LTD employees, TransPro developed a job description that reflects the community’s and District’s expectations for the position. The LTD Board of Directors approved the job description at its February 2, 2022 Work Session. The job description is posted on TransPro Consulting's Careers webpage.

LTD is a special-purpose district enacted by the state of Oregon in 1970 to provide public transportation options for the citizens of Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Junction City, and rural communities throughout much of Lane County. The District is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by Oregon’s Governor. The LTD Board provides policy direction, collaborates with local elected officials on regional transportation planning, and manages the District’s general manager, who is the Board’s sole employee. 

The District has 336 employees and a 100-bus fleet, including 30 battery-powered buses by the end of 2022. LTD serves 30 fixed bus routes, plus two Bus Rapid Transit routes, known as EmX.

More information about LTD is at www.LTD.org.

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