Transportation Corridor Agencies

Chief Executive Officer

Filing Deadline: May 14, 2023

Gary Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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The Transportation Corridor Agencies (the Agencies) are two separate Joint Powers Authorities managed by one staff located in beautiful Orange County which offers a nearly perfect climate year-round. The Southern California coast, with a culturally diverse population of over 3 million, offers a high quality of life and features an excellent education system, a low crime rate, a wide variety of businesses, and unlimited recreational opportunities. Formed in the 1980s and located in Irvine, California, the Transportation Corridor Agencies were created with the very clear mission of enhancing mobility in Orange County and Southern California by developing and operating publicly owned roads and toll facilities as a part of the regional transportation system. The Agencies are public agencies responsible for planning, financing, constructing, and operating the state’s largest toll road network that are comprised of State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261, which equate to over 420 lane miles.

Under direction of and reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for execution of the Foothill/Eastern and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agencies Boards of Directors’ strategic plan, oversight of daily tolling operations, management of an annual budget (excluding debt service) of $78.6 million, 66 full-time equivalent employees, and an investment portfolio of approximately $1.5 billion. The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking visionary who will successfully lead the organization, including a vibrant and dedicated staff, while navigating a complex political environment. A highly qualified and innovative leader with outstanding communication skills and political acumen who thinks strategically and works collaboratively is being sought to serve as the next CEO.

A background in municipal management, finance, and budgeting, as well as experience working with regional partners and municipal infrastructure is particularly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree in transportation, engineering, public administration, or a related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred and a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in executive leadership is required. The incumbent CEO’s salary is currently $303,000 plus bonus. The salary for the incoming CEO is negotiable and dependent upon experience and qualifications. The Transportation Corridor Agencies also offer an attractive benefits package.