GRTC names new CEO
Jeremy M. Lazarus | 1/19/2023, 6 p.m.
Sheryl Adams, who has been interim chief executive officer of GRTC since September, is now the company’s new leader.
GRTC announced Tuesday that the board of directors tapped Ms. Adams, 54, to be the company’s seventh CEO.
The 24-year GRTC veteran also will be the first Black female in the post. She succeeds Julie Timm, the first female to lead the company. Ms. Timm arrived in 2019 and left four months ago for Seattle to lead transit operations there.
A 1989 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Ms. Adams joined GRTC in 1998.
Two years ago, Ms. Timm tapped her to be chief of staff.
Ms. Adams will oversee a company with a budget of more than $60 million a year and more than 450 employees.
The appointment drew applause from Maurice Carter, president of Local 1220 of the American Transit Union that represents drivers and mechanics.
“It is good to see someone who has been with GRTC for some time gain the top job. I can say we have established a good working relationship with Ms Adams since she became interim CEO, and I believe that will continue going forward.”