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Valley Metro boards of directors name interim CEO

Posted on January 25, 2016

Scott Smith, interim CEO, Valley Metro
Scott Smith, interim CEO, Valley Metro

Scott Smith, former Mayor of Mesa and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, was selected as the interim CEO of Valley Metro. An employment agreement is being prepared with an effective date of Feb. 1, 2016.

Smith, a private sector CEO, accountant and attorney, was elected as mayor of the City of Mesa in 2008. He used his business experience to reorganize the city and reduce the city’s budget by nearly 20%. Smith spearheaded efforts to attract new and small businesses to the area, create economic activity with spring training facility investments and a thriving East Valley airport and leverage grassroots, community support for parks and other city enhancements.

Additionally, he was successful in recruiting five liberal arts colleges to Mesa, complementing the recent light rail expansion into the downtown area. Smith left office in spring 2014 to run for state elected office. Most recently, he served as a Resident Fellow in the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Eric Anderson has served as the acting CEO since December 2015 following the departure of Stephen R. Banta. Anderson will stay on board through the execution of an employment agreement with Smith, eventually returning to his post as Transportation Director for the Maricopa Association of Governments.

Smith has agreed to serve as interim CEO until the selection process of a permanent CEO for Valley Metro is complete.


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