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MTA taps McCord as chief transformation officer


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday announced Anthony McCord will be chief transformation officer to lead the New York City agency’s first reorganization in 50 years.

McCord has over 25 years of experience in industrial services and infrastructure roles focusing on transformation and change management, MTA officials said in a press release.

Most recently, McCord worked at Veolia as site director at the University of Montreal Health Center. Previously, he was chief executive officer of the international division in the Middle East and in Canada at Bouygues Energies & Services, and held several leadership positions at Air Liquide Group and Cryolor SA.

At MTA, McCord will be tasked with leading the systemwide reorganization that was mandated by New York State legislation to enact reforms to end waste, fraud and abuse.

“I’m thrilled to join the MTA at this historic moment, and to lead the authority through a complete transformation that will reimagine the largest transportation system in North America for the future,” McCord said. “I look forward to getting to work so that we can focus on delivering improved service for our 2.5 billion annual riders through the transformative work ahead of us in the upcoming Capital Plan.”

McCord’s selection is subject to MTA board ratification later this month, and he is expected to start his position in mid-December. He will report to the board.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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