After an extensive national search for a Capital Metro president/CEO that yielded 110 applicants, the Capital Metro Board has narrowed the field to two finalists.
Deborah Wathen Finn – President, The Wathen Group, LLC (New York City)
Linda S. Watson – CEO, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (Orlando)
The board invites you to meet the candidates and hear their priorities for Capital Metro at a public forum/town hall on May 17, from 3-5 p.m. at IBC Bank (2817 Cesar Chavez).
At the forum, the candidates will make opening remarks and then take questions from the audience.
We realize that hosting the forum from 3 to 5 p.m. is not the ideal time for a lot of working people; unfortunately, this was the best available option. However, if you can’t make the public forum, you can still participate by submitting a question in advance. There are three ways to submit your question:
2. Tweet it with the hashtag #capmetCEO
3. Post it here as a comment
The director of HR will select a few representative questions from all those received and pose them to the finalists on May 17. We’ll let you know how the candidates responded.
Channel 6 will film the forum, and while it cannot be broadcast live, we will post the dates and times it will be aired.
WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS, AND HOW WE GOT HERE
Capital Metro contracted with Gilbert Tweed in January to conduct a national search for CEO. Gilbert Tweed received 110 applications.
They conducted telephone interviews with about 46 candidates, then whittled the field to six.
Those six were interviewed by the Executive Search Committee of the CMTA Board in April. (Norm Chafetz, Chair; Beverly Silas; Frank Fernandez; John Langmore)
The Executive Search Committee named two finalists on May 11; they will be interviewed by the full Capital Metro Board and separately by a panel of community stakeholders, on May 17. The candidates will meet the community at a public forum/town hall on May 17, 3-5 p.m., IBC Bank (Cesar Chavez and Pleasant Valley).