Houston Metro's new board of directors named George Greanias, president/CEO of the agency.
Greanias, a former Houston City councilman and city controller, has served as Metro's acting president/CEO since May 2010. His base salary will remain the same, — $19,585 per month — according to the agency.
As president/CEO, Greanias will oversee an agency with 3,500 employees and about a $1 billion annual budget. Metro is working to complete the build out of five new light-rail lines, approved by voters in a 2003 referendum.
Greanias told the Board he is honored to be selected for this position.