Capital Metro to Present President/CEO Finalists at Public Meeting

Capital Metro will present its final four President/CEO candidates at a public forum on Monday, Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Austin Independent School District's Performing Arts Center, and will give the Central Texas community a meaningful opportunity to meet the finalists.

During the meeting, the four candidates will provide a brief statement and answer questions submitted by the public. The event will be moderated by PR consultant and former CBS Austin anchor Ron Oliveira. The public is invited to submit questions for the forum by emailing

The AISD facility is located at 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. in the Mueller neighborhood and is accessible by Routes 37 and 320, as well as by MetroRail via the Pickup pilot service.

Members of the board are expected to make a decision at a special meeting scheduled for Jan. 9. The regularly scheduled January board meeting is set for Jan. 29, and members plan to vote on approval of a contract with the new President/CEO at that time.

The finalists are:

Randy Clarke - Vice President, Operations and Member Services, American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Clarke has worked for APTA since April 2016 and previously spent seven years in various positions with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston, including deputy chief operating officer and assistant general manager of Engineering, Maintenance and Preparedness, as well as senior director of security

Erika Mazza - Deputy General Manager, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority. Mazza has spent the past five years with the NAIPTA in Flagstaff and has been its deputy general manager since 2016. Mazza is responsible for the Planning, Capital, Facilities, Public Affairs and Mobility divisions. She also served the cities of Flagstaff and Boulder, Colo., with responsibility for overseeing Human Services and Housing

Darrell Mobley - Director, Department of Public Works & Transportation, Prince George's County. Mobley has been responsible for the county's portion of the Maryland Transit Administration's Purple Line construction project and bus, paratransit and roadway operations since 2013. His previous experience includes positions as deputy transportation secretary and acting transportation secretary for the state of Maryland

Raymond Suarez - Chief Operating Officer, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). Suarez became COO of the DCTA in 2014. Prior to that, he was the chief administrative officer of the Trinity Railway Express, a commuter rail service operated as a joint venture of Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. He also has held executive positions with technology firms in Silicon Valley and in Michigan.

Mariette Hummel 917-592-8633