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Valley Metro yesterday announced it has hired Alexis Tameron Kinsey as chief of staff and senior advisor, and Abigail Cooksey-Williams as manager of transportation demand management.
Tameron Kinsey will manage government relations and provide strategic counsel to Valley Metro Chief Executive Officer Scott Smith.
She is transitioning from her role as director of government relations at Verra Mobility, a global technology company that provides transportation safety solutions for government agencies and commercial fleets. Her career experience also includes serving as chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Arizona).
Leading the agency's rideshare efforts, Cooksey-Williams will manage the commute solutions team that's responsible for supporting Valley Metro employers in meeting trip reduction goals by using alternative modes of transportation.
Cooksey-Williams has worked as change management lead for the Maricopa County Assessor's Office. She was also an appointee on the Maricopa's Regional Travel Reduction Task Force. Previously, she managed the state of Arizona's travel reduction programs, including Capitol Rideshare.