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The Rapid welcomes Dina Reed as its new Deputy CEO

Dina Reed

The Rapid strengthened its team by welcoming Dina Reed as the Deputy CEO of Finance and Administration in May.

Reed brings a wealth of knowledge and progressive experience in financial planning and analysis to her new position. Prior to joining The Rapid, she has held positions in the public and private transportation, aviation and hospitality industries for nearly two decades.

Most recently, Reed served as the Director of Financial Analysis and Business Finance at Acro Service Corp and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wayne County Airport Authority. As part of senior management, she has been engaged in everything from strategic planning and corporate goal-setting, to implementing financial management, enterprise asset management and maintenance software. She also held previous finance positions at Northwest Airlines Inc. and Walt Disney World.

She has further demonstrated her commitment to professional development by serving a variety of professional associations and committees, adding to her extraordinary expertise in strategic financial planning and transformational leadership.  Reed’s educational experience includes an MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University and a BBA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University.

“We are pleased that Dina has joined The Rapid as Deputy CEO of Finance and Administration,” said The Rapid’s CEO Peter Varga. “Her knowledge and experience in leadership and finance give The Rapid a strong position for success both now and in the future.”

Reed will guide The Rapid’s $44 million annual budget and its capital program, as well as direct Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Grants & Capital Projects and IT Departments. As Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer, she will guide strategic vision for the agency, while advising stakeholders and directing analysis and planning.

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.