Doug Allen stepping down as VRE's CEO

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Doug Allen stepping down as VRE's CEO

Post by davinp » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 am

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board announced today that CEO
Doug Allen and the board have agreed to part ways. “Doug has done an excellent job leading VRE
through a period of significant growth,” said Operations Board Chair Katie Cristol. “He helped
professionalize the organization, added important staff, led the development of strategic and finance
plans to guide the organization over the next decade, and has been a leading voice for transit in both the
Commonwealth and throughout the country. We thank Doug for his service and wish him well.”

The Operations Board has recommended that Deputy CEO/Chief Operating Officer Rich Dalton serve
as acting CEO while a leadership search is underway. A seasoned, rail operations veteran, Dalton has
been with the system for 10 years and served as acting CEO during VRE’s last leadership transition, in
2012.

https://www.vre.org/vre/assets/File/pdf ... _BA9fGHBu4

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Re: Doug Allen stepping down as VRE's CEO

Post by mmi16 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:34 pm

'Agreed to part ways' is just another way of saying FIRED!

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Re: Doug Allen stepping down as VRE's CEO

Post by mtuandrew » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:43 pm

Kinda surprised Greater Greater Washington hasn’t covered this yet - keeping an eye out.

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Re: Doug Allen stepping down as VRE's CEO

Post by srepetsk » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:04 pm

mtuandrew wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Kinda surprised Greater Greater Washington hasn’t covered this yet - keeping an eye out.
If this hadn't dropped while I was out of the country, I would have ;)

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Re: Doug Allen stepping down as VRE's CEO

Post by Sand Box John » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:57 am

mtuandrew
Kinda surprised Greater Greater Washington hasn’t covered this yet - keeping an eye out.


For something to get mentioned by Greater Greater Washington it has to submitted as a tip.

I posted something similar in their Breakfast links comments a couple days after the New Purple Line concrete problems include Bethesda shaft story was posted by WTOP.
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