RTD to open search for new leader

DENVER — With current Regional Transportation District general manager Dave Genova set to retire next month with no clear successor, RTD’s board of directors approved a measure Tuesday that opens the search for an interim GM to external candidates. 

The board plans to conduct a nationwide recruitment effort. 

RTD has looked internally to fill its top position in recent decades. Genova had been with the organization for a quarter-century when he was tapped for the GM job in 2016, and prior GM Phil Washington worked for RTD for 16 years when he was promoted.

“The board intends to appoint an interim general manager by Jan. 20, 2020, after an internal and external recruitment,” according to an RTD news release. Resumes will be accepted through Dec. 23.

The decision to open the hiring search was split and approved narrowly on an 8-7 vote.

Directors in favor of opening the search argued that RTD must seek outside help to inject a new sense of innovation into the stagnant organization, according to a summary of Tuesday’s meeting compiled by RTD. Opponents of the move believe the board does not have enough time to conduct a proper external search before Genova departs in January.

 

DENVER — With current Regional Transportation District general manager Dave Genova set to retire next month with no clear successor, RTD’s board of directors approved a measure Tuesday that opens the search for an interim GM to external candidates. 

The board plans to conduct a nationwide recruitment effort. 

RTD has looked internally to fill its top position in recent decades. Genova had been with the organization for a quarter-century when he was tapped for the GM job in 2016, and prior GM Phil Washington worked for RTD for 16 years when he was promoted.

“The board intends to appoint an interim general manager by Jan. 20, 2020, after an internal and external recruitment,” according to an RTD news release. Resumes will be accepted through Dec. 23.

The decision to open the hiring search was split and approved narrowly on an 8-7 vote.

Directors in favor of opening the search argued that RTD must seek outside help to inject a new sense of innovation into the stagnant organization, according to a summary of Tuesday’s meeting compiled by RTD. Opponents of the move believe the board does not have enough time to conduct a proper external search before Genova departs in January.