Management & Operations

NY MTA chair announces leadership appointments

Posted on August 3, 2017

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota (pictured) on July 25, 2017, unveiled the NYC Subway Action Plan. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota (pictured) on July 25, 2017, unveiled the NYC Subway Action Plan. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

New York MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota announced the appointment of Patrick Foye as president and Veronique Hakim as managing director of the MTA.

Foye and Hakim will serve in the newly-created Office of the Chairman, which will also include MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber. Foye and Hakim will be responsible for managing the agency on a day-to-day basis. ‎Foye will lead key innovation and modernization initiatives, and Hakim will be responsible for the operations of the authority. Chairman Lhota recently announced a comprehensive plan to immediately stabilize and modernize the subway system. Foye and Hakim will be responsible for implementing the plan.

Foye has been the executive director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and president of PATH since November 2011. At the Port Authority, to advance Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s infrastructure plan, he led public-private partnerships for the Goethals Bridge and the nation’s largest PPP for Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport.

Prior to joining the Port Authority, he served as deputy secretary for Economic Development for Gov. Cuomo.

Hakim has served as interim dxecutive director of the MTA since January 2017. In 2015 Hakim was named president of MTA New York City Transit returning to the MTA after an earlier 23-year career at the authority. She has also previously served as the executive director of NJ TRANSIT for a year and a half, and nearly four years as executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

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