Leadership in Project Delivery
It’s rare that you come across standout talent like Sarah. Sarah reported to me at VTA, where she led a cross-functional team through a difficult process to prioritize investments to speed up light rail, increase service frequency, and improve reliability. While past investment had focused on light rail extensions, Sarah’s work supported reinvestment in aging infrastructure to serve changing land uses, including a new National League Football Stadium, job growth, and the extension of BART to Silicon Valley. I was particularly impressed by Sarah’s initiative to understand and respond to complex operational issues that at times threatened to derail the program. She maintained flexibility to balance the various interests, engaging partner agencies, riders, businesses, and community leaders to improve light rail performance and customer satisfaction. Sarah would be an extraordinary asset to anyone seeking a talented project manager who can bring people together to solve problems.
Kevin Connolly, Manager, Planning and Development, Water Emergency Transportation Authority