INDIANAPOLIS — IndyGo will have a new leader next month.
The IndyGo board of directors announced Inez Evans was selected to become the organization's president and CEO. Evans, who currently serves as chief operating officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), will replace current president and CEO Michael Terry in mid-to-late August.
In California, Evans leads 1,600 employees and ensures nearly 700 vehicles are maintained, according to a release from IndyGo. More than 43 million people use the Santa Clara VTA.
"Ms. Evans demonstrated herself as a talented transportation leader and fully understands the unique opportunity to guide one of the most exciting periods in IndyGo history,” IndyGo board chair Juan Gonzalez said. “We anticipate Inez will make an immediate positive impact and look forward to her successful tenure with IndyGo.”
Evans became chief of staff of the Santa Clara VTA in 2014 and was promoted a year later to chief operating officer. She previously worked as chief operations officer for the Southwest Ohio Regional Trainsit Authority and director of transportation for the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority.
“IndyGo is embarking on a dynamic endeavor, essentially doubling the size of its bus system while introducing cutting-edge technology and a 100% electric-powered fleet,” Evans said. “Indianapolis is receiving national recognition for its industry leading innovations. I can’t imagine an opportunity with greater potential, and I intend to maximize every ounce of it.”