In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Capital Metro would like to recognize one of our own stand-out leaders, Gerardo Castillo.
A lifelong transit rider, Gerardo “applied” for his first job at Capital Metro at the age of 10 when he rode his bike to the transportation agency and asked if the company needed a bus cleaner.
While it’s been several years since then, Gerardo still has the same enthusiasm for transit and resourcefulness as he did back then and now serves as senior vice president/chief of staff at Capital Metro where he leads the organization’s communications, marketing, community outreach, diversity, board relations, and government relations functions. Previously, he served as Capital Metro’s manager of community involvement where he led the in-depth outreach needed to launch Austin’s anticipated commuter line, Metro Rail, which opened in 2010.
Gerardo was recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 in the transit industry by the industry publication, Mass Transit Magazine.
When asked about how he approaches his career, Gerardo says he sees it in much the same way he trains for Ironman triathlons: “You have to plan, prepare and execute and have the mental resilience to overcome adversity and persevere.”
Capital Metro is honored to have Gerardo on board and can’t wait to see what he turns his attention to next.