Metro Transit Begins Executive Search

April 13, 2020 – Metro Transit has begun a national search to hire its next chief executive, as Executive Director Curt Simon will be retiring this fall after more than 33 years of service.

Metro’s Board of Directors has enlisted a national search firm, Krauthamer & Associates, and a task force comprised of staff, elected officials, community leaders, and representatives from the business and philanthropic communities to help guide the search.

“Curt has built a solid foundation, and we are anxious to find our next leader to continue the momentum,” said Jay Lund, Vice Chair of the Board. “This will be an incredible opportunity as we look to a regional transit system, build community partnerships, and prepare to launch our first rapid transit line, ORBT.”

The search will culminate with candidate recommendations to the Metro Board, who will make the final selection. Follow the search at