Transportation veteran pledges innovation, growth, and fiscal accountability
印第安纳波利斯 – The IndyGo Board of Directors announced today its selection of Inez Evans as the organization’s new president and CEO. Evans currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) where she is responsible for leading 1,600名员工, maintaining nearly 700 vehicles and ensuring exceptional customer service for the VTA’s 43 million customers.
Evans will replace current IndyGo President and CEO Michael Terry in mid- to late 8月. She brings more than 25 years of experience to IndyGo and has led several successful transportation initiatives across the country, including installation of bus rapid transit service (BRT) and master planning for 100% fleet electrification. IndyGo Board Chair Juan Gonzalez says Evans is an ideal fit to lead the organization during a period of considerable growth.
“Ms. Evans demonstrated herself as a talented transportation leader and fully understands the unique opportunity to guide one of the most exciting periods in IndyGo history,冈萨雷斯表示:“. “IndyGo’s Red Line – the nation’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) using fully electric vehicles – is a generational milestone that will become the spine of a more efficient, 可访问的, 印第安纳波利斯和印第安纳中部的现代化交通网络. We anticipate Inez will make an immediate positive impact and look forward to her successful tenure with IndyGo.”
进行全国搜索, IndyGo寻找一位久经考验的领导者和强大的沟通者, 有能力建立和培养人际关系的人, 将社区聚集在一起，影响组织变革. 埃文斯于2014年被圣克拉拉VTA聘为参谋长, 一年后却迅速晋升为首席运营官. 她在VTA的时候, she has been responsible for overseeing several departments outside of operations including risk management, 人力资源, 采购, 董事会办公室, 调度和服务开发, 社区关系, 市场营销, 工资, 和信息技术. The organization has an annual operating budget of $365 million and an annual capital budget of $300 million.
“IndyGo正在进行一项充满活力的努力, essentially doubling the size of its bus system while introducing cutting-edge technology and a 100% electric-powered fleet,埃文斯表示:“. “印第安纳波利斯 is receiving national recognition for its industry leading innovations. I can’t imagine an opportunity with greater potential, and I intend to maximize every ounce of it.”
在她25年的职业生涯中, Evans has worked with a diverse group of transportation organizations and companies in various cities across the country. 在圣克拉拉VTA之前, Evans served as Chief Operations Officer for the Southwest Ohio 区域 Transit Authority (SORTA) and director of transportation for the Metropolitan Atlanta 区域 Transportation Authority (MARTA). 在那之前, 她曾在奥斯汀的Star Tran公司任职, 位于圣何塞的威立雅运输公司和费尔菲尔德的MV运输公司, 加州.
Gonzalez says Evans’ breadth of experience stood out and believes it will serve her well as IndyGo shapes the future of public transportation in central Indiana.
“This position is critical to the development of 印第安纳波利斯 as a world-class city,冈萨雷斯表示:“. “Inez possesses a diverse professional background with the ability to offer and weigh several different perspectives. IndyGo有雄心勃勃的计划, and we believe Inez is the right person to lead our organization toward an exciting future.”
Evans has an MBA in Management from Western 国际 University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
IndyGo, 印第安纳波利斯公共交通公司, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, 可靠的, 无障碍出行体验. IndyGo’s Marion County Transit Plan will bring an increase in IndyGo services with extended hours and shorter wait times starting this year. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus, or call 317.635.3344.