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Regional Transportation District of Denver’s (RTD) board earlier this week approved a contract for Paul Ballard to be the agency’s interim general manager and chief executive officer. Ballard will begin his role by Feb. 26.
Under the contract, Ballard will receive an annualized salary of $350,000, and relocation expenses with be covered by the agency, RTD officials said in a press release.
“We look forward to Mr. Ballard bringing his years of experience to RTD as we navigate through this important transitional year for the agency,” RTD Board Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede said.
Ballard retired as CEO of Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, Texas, in April 2019. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee.
The board is seeking an executive search firm to oversee the national search for a permanent GM and CEO.