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Title: Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Growth and Development
Company: WeGo Public Transit
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 155604
KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to identify candidates for the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Growth and Development for WeGo Public Transit. WeGo Public Transit is the marketing name for services of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Nashville and Davidson County (MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA). WeGo Public Transit serves the City of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee and 7 additional suburban counties surrounding Nashville, and agency staffing is provided by the Davidson Transit Organization, Inc., a separate corporate entity established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In addition to 22 radial bus routes extending from Downtown Nashville into the neighborhoods of Nashville, WeGo offers 7 RTA bus routes extending from downtown Nashville to surrounding counties.

As an employee of the Davidson Transit Organization, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Growth and Development (Deputy CEO) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer for WeGo Public Transit. The Deputy CEO will play a central role in the planning, design and execution of these initiatives and many more. In concert with the CEO, the Boards of Directors of the MTA and RTA, external stakeholders and the Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy CEO plays a critical role in driving the strategic growth and impact of WeGo Public Transit in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. The Deputy CEO develops, guides, and executes the Authority’s strategic plans and direction. To accomplish this, the Deputy CEO will directly oversee the Planning, Service Development, Grants Management, Project Development/Project Management, Engineering/ Construction, Marketing and Communications and Customer Care Functions. The position will be expected to act on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer in the event of their absence. The Deputy CEO for Growth and Development will play a pivotal role in the strategic planning, resource management, and fostering a collaborative and high-performance organizational culture. This position is considered a “CEO-track” position for the public transportation industry.

This position requires a combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to (1) a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, planning, engineering, public administration, transportation or related field (Master’s degree preferred), and (2) ten years senior management experience in a similar transportation, governmental or private sector entity, with oversight responsibility for strategic planning, marketing or capital projects and demonstrated proficiency in public engagement. Please refer to the Job Description for additional requirements.

This is an outstanding career-defining opportunity that offer attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. The Davidson Transit Organization is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to, select this Davidson Transit Organization (WeGo) position, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and four or five professional references (preferably supervisory and/or clients, including their name, title, phone, email address, and relationship to you). For more information, please contact KL2’s Managing Principal Christian T. Kent at [email protected].

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