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The Rapid to conduct first round interviews with CEO candidates

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The Rapid’s CEO Search Committee will be conducting first-round interviews on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30pm and Thursday, June 14 at 8:00am in The Rapid conference room located at 300 Ellsworth Ave SW.

The June 13th format is a 20-minute presentation given by each candidate.  The first five minutes (or less), they will present a biographical sketch of their professional career and accomplishments.  In the remaining 15 minutes, they will present their short-term, 100-day plan, and also a long-term plan with a vision for The Rapid under their leadership as its next CEO.  The June 14th format will be a question and answer session with each of the candidates.

The following are the candidates for first-round interviews and their current positions:

Kimberly Dunham

The Executive Director for the Greater New Haven Transit District with 24 years of public transportation experience

Andrew Johnson

The Chief Operating Officer for the Champaign-Urbana Transit District with 20 years of senior-level management experience in public transportation and the for-profit sector

Brian Pouget

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer for The Rapid with 31 years of executive experience in public transportation

Gary Rosenfeld

The Chief Executive Officer for the Memphis Area Transit Authority with 35 years of experience as a transportation executive, strategist, and advisor

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.