The AC Transit Board of Directors has appointed Kathleen Kelly as the agency's Interim General Manager.
Kelly, who formerly served as AC Transit's Chief of Operations, will serve in this new role while the board conducts a national search for a permanent general manager.
Kelly's appointment took effect last Monday, with her taking over the duties of David Armijo who resigned as the agency's chief executive officer on March 26.
In addition to Chief of Operations, Ms Kelly also formerly served in two other capacities at AC Transit, as Planning Director and Budget Director.
"We are very lucky to get such an experienced and well-respected transit professional who already knows most of the people who work for this agency," said AC Transit Board President Chris Peeples.
Kelly is expected to serve as the agency's interim general manager for approximately six months while assisting the board and its executive search firm in finding a new general manager.