Press Reports: Denver’s Phil Washington to Be Named New Metro CEO

Phillip A. Washington. Photo via Eno Ctr for Transportation
Phillip A. Washington. Photo via Eno Ctr for Transportation

L.A. Observed is reporting that Phillip A. Washington will be the new CEO of Metro. Phil Washington is currently the head of Denver’s Regional Transportation District.

Washington is from Chicago, and had a distinguished military career before joining Denver RTD. For more details on Washington, see SBLA’s earlier post listing top candidates or Washington’s bio page at RTD.

The Denver Business Journal reports that Washington tendered his resignation to Denver’s RTD today. According to the Journal, Metro spokespersons are stating that a new CEO has not been confirmed yet, but that an announcement is expected after tomorrow’s 9 a.m. closed session Metro Board meeting. On the agenda: “Consideration of Candidates for Position of CEO.” 

Spokespersons for Metro and for Board Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have declined to answer SBLA’s inquiries on this matter.

Outgoing Metro CEO Art Leahy is widely expected to become the head of Metrolink.

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