MTC, ABAG Name Therese W. McMillan New Executive Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/

Obama Administration Veteran Returns from L.A. to Replace Steve Heminger

…The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today named Therese Watkins McMillan as its new Executive Director.  This position also serves as the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).  McMillan, who currently serves as the Chief Planning Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will replace Steve Heminger, who is retiring next month after serving as MTC’s Executive Director since January 2001 and as ABAG’s Executive Director since July 2017

McMillan is no stranger to the Bay Area or to MTC, having worked for 25 years a member of the Commission staff, and for more than eight years as MTC’s Deputy Executive Director for Policy before her 2009 appointment by then-President Barack Obama to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation. McMillan subsequently served as Acting FTA Administrator from March 2014 to March 2016 before taking the position as LA Metro’s Planning Chief in April 2016. During the final five years of her original MTC tenure, McMillan also was an instructor of transportation funding and finance in the Transportation Management Graduate program at San Jose State University’s Mineta Transportation Institute… (more)