San Antonio, Texas’ VIA Metropolitan Transit named Tremell Brown, a 33-year veteran of the agency, to serve as Deputy CEO.
Brown began his career at VIA in 1990 as a part-time bus operator. He advanced through the Operations Division, having held several leadership positions, including VP, transportation; VP, safety, training, and system security; and chief safety officer.
VIA Metropolitan Transit's New Deputy CEO
As deputy CEO, Brown will assist VIA’s President/CEO in oversight of all staff functions and agency operations. He will also directly manage key operating divisions, including transportation, maintenance/fleet and facilities, fiscal management, human resources, technology and innovation, safety, training and system security (STSS), and procurement.
“During his tenure at VIA, Tremell has served with distinction and accumulated invaluable experience across the agency,” President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said. “Just as importantly, he’s built meaningful relationships with people across every department. I’m confident that with his service-minded approach, he’ll continue to lean in and push VIA to do great things for our community.”
Brown will continue to serve as chief safety officer and lead VIA’s STSS division, where he helped develop, implement, and oversee law enforcement, safety, and training development, and was installed as the agency’s incident commander for Emergency Management.
Brown is an active community volunteer and advocate for causes that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is a Rutgers University National Transit Institute Fellow, an FBI Citizen Academy Alumnus, a Leadership APTA Class of 2016 graduate.