CATS committee recommends Robert Mirabito as interim CEO

CATS committee recommends Robert Mirabito as interim CEO
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 3:54pm

A committee made up of CATS board members has recommended Robert Mirabito get the job as interim CEO of the transit agency.

Mirabito won a 3-2 vote over John Conroy at a meeting of the Interim CEO Search Committee on Wednesday. Both candidates interviewed in front of the committee the day before.

The full board has to vote on Mirabito before he can take the position. A date for that meeting has not yet been established, but it is expected to take place some time next week.

Brian Marshall resigned at CEO in April. Board vice chairman Dalton Honore and CFO Gary Owens have run the company since Marshall stepped down, but neither wanted to hold the job long term.

If the full board chooses to hire Mirabito, he would likely begin the challenge of managing CATS' day-to-day operations in the middle of June.

CATS plans to hire a program manager to work alongside the interim CEO. The program manager would focus on implementing CATS' strategic plan, which involves expanding its services and overhauling its route structure. The interim CEO would handle contract negotiations, community relations, and other aspects of the agency.

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