Nadine Lee named LA Metro’s Interim Chief of Staff

Nadine Lee.

With last week’s selection of LA Metro Deputy Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins as the new Chief Executive Officer of Metrolink, Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington has appointed Ms. Nadine Lee as LA Metro’s Interim Chief of Staff, a newly created position.

Nadine is currently Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for the agency’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation. In this role, Nadine launched innovative concepts to provide a more flexible customer-friendly mobility system in L.A. County. She also led the development of Vision 2028, Metro’s 10-year strategic plan to increase prosperity for L.A. County through improved mobility.

Nadine has considerable experience in transportation. In 2015, she led a Leadership American Public Transportation Association (APTA) team to study the role of public transport in today’s mobility ecosystem. Nadine served two terms on the Women Transportation Seminar (WTS) International Board and participated in the Spring 2009 International Transit Studies Program, where she explored  the use of performance measurements to improve transit service delivery and customer experience in four Southeast Asia cities. Nadine is also a graduate of LA Metro’s Multi-Agency Exchange (MAX) Program and of various Leadership Academy Programs. She was recently named the WTS-Los Angeles Woman of the Year.

Nadine has been a project manager on numerous infrastructure projects (streetcars, bike master plans, people movers, convention center expansions, light rail, bus rapid transit, Environmental Impact Statements and highway) in California as well as  Portland (OR), Seattle, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis and Kansas City.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in Kansas and Colorado, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Nadine is also a member of the Federal Transit Administration’s Research Advisory Council and an active and current Member of APTA’s Mobility Management Committee.



1 reply