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Denver RTD selects Washington as next GM/CEO

On Tuesday, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver’s board voted in favor of entering contract negotiations with Phil Washington to serve as the agency’s new general manager and chief executive officer. He has served as interim GM and CEO since Cal Marsella stepped down in July.

Washington has been RTD’s assistant general manager for administration the past nine years. Prior to joining RTD, he served in the military for 24 years and retired as a decorated active-duty U.S. Army soldier with the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

Washington was one of three finalists for the position. The others were British Columbia Rapid Transit Co. President and CEO Douglas Kelsey and former top United Airlines executive Sean Donohue.

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