Wednesday, June 27, 2012
With Beth’s departure, TriMet loses someone with superior financial credentials and credibility. Her knowledge and expertise were never more tested and needed than in this past budget year. For me, personally, I am losing a trusted colleague and a person who brought tremendous energy and commitment to her work.
Beth walked into her job at TriMet four years ago with an eagerness to bring her private sector experience into the public sector. This eagerness was fueled by her interest in public policy and particularly her belief in the value of public transportation.
With a relentless focus on ensuring TriMet’s financial stability, Beth helped streamline and modernize our financial systems. She shed light on TriMet finances, created transparency in our transactions, and enhanced TriMet’s credibility with the TriMet Board and outside stakeholders. Because of Beth’s leadership, I believe we better understand the financial challenges ahead and are better equipped to meet them.
I am happy to announce that Beth will be here at least a little while longer. Her last day will be August 22. I have directed Human Resources to immediately begin a recruitment process for a new Executive Director of Finance and Administration.
Please join me in thanking Beth for her many contributions to the agency and wishing her well in her new position.