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Name: Stanley, Mark
Current Position: Executive Director

He doesn’t have a background in resource management, but Mark A. Stanley brings experience in transportation and engineering and a strong interest in the environment to his job as executive director.

Stanley has a bachelor of arts degree in urban studies from the University of Maryland and received a master’s degree in environmental planning from Arizona State University in 1991. The running and biking enthusiast’s master's thesis combined bicycle riding with public transportation and he helped convince the Phoenix Transit System to place front bike racks on buses on three routes. The racks, which became popular with college students and blue collar workers, are now standard on most metro buses there.

While in Arizona, Stanley was president and co-owner of Path Finder Transportation Service LLC and operations planning supervisor at the Phoenix Transit System. He moved to California and held several positions with ATC/Forsythe at Foothill Transit from 1993-2001, including director of planning and operations, executive director of the Office of Mobility Management and director of planning. Afterward, he worked for Oakland-based Korve Engineering as transit division group leader before moving to Birmingham, Alabama, to become executive director of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority in 2003. He soon returned to California where he was director of planning for the Riverside Transit Agency from 2006-2011.


Stanley Named to Top Post in Birmingham (American Public Transportation Association)

Stanley Named New RMC Executive Director (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

New Conservancy Chief Stanley Takes Job in Lean Times (by Steve Scauzillo, Whittier Daily News) (pdf)

Mark Stanley (LinkedIn)

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