Vancouver, WA: The C-TRAN Board of Directors has officially hired Shawn M. Donaghy as the agency's next Executive Director/CEO, approving a three-year contract on Friday morning.

Donaghy, 38, is a third-generation transportation executive and joins C-TRAN from the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Donaghy oversaw fixed route operations, paratransit operations, maintenance, information technology, safety and risk management, security and transit police, service scheduling, vanpool/contract management, and key performance/regulatory metrics. Prior to that position, Donaghy served as the Chief Operations Officer for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Donaghy has a bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University. In 2016, he was named one of Mass Transit's Top 40-Under-40.

Donaghy's contract includes a base salary of $176,250. He will start as C-TRAN's Executive Director/CEO on Monday, June 26.

Jeff Hamm, C-TRAN's current Executive Director/CEO, will retire at the end of June after more than 10 years leading the agency. Hamm's tenure at C-TRAN has included numerous notable achievements, including the launch of The Vine, the region's first bus rapid transit system, in January.


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