Sound Transit

Chief Executive Officer

Seattle, Washington
$300,000 - $400,000
Filing Deadline:
First review of applications: March 27, 2022

Sound Transit is seeking its next Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer plans, administers, directs, oversees, and assumes full responsibility for directing the activities of the Agency and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the overall performance of the Agency in carrying out Sound Transit’s mission. This position is responsible for developing an organizational culture to ensure successful implementation of voter-approved sound programs and for leading the Agency’s Executive Leadership Team. The CEO should have experience leading a complex organization, preferably with some level of public sector expertise. That leadership does not mean the candidate was previously in the top executive role in their past organizations, but has developed and demonstrated the skills necessary to lead Sound Transit. Past experience in public transportation is helpful, but is certainly not required. Candidates with previous experience in capital construction programs in either the public or private sector would find a very familiar environment here. Most importantly, the CEO will exhibit a passion for public service and will bring a demonstrated ability to deliver results to stakeholders. While getting the job done, the CEO will work to infuse that passion throughout the organization.

Joanne Peterson
Executive Recruiter
CPS HR Consulting
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