Sound Transit Announcement.
As the Sound Transit Board continues its nationwide search for the agency’s next CEO, it voted unanimously to appoint longtime agency chief Brooke Belman as interim CEO upon the CEO’s departure. Peter Rogoff on May 31.
“Sound Transit will not miss a beat as Brooke steps forward to lead the final phase of our CEO search,” said Sound Transit Board Chairman Kent Keel, a member of the University Place City Council. “Brooke brings seasoned leadership, deep knowledge of Sound Transit’s work, and a strong commitment to our riders and the public as we move forward the nation’s largest transit expansion.”
Upon the arrival of a permanent CEO, Belman will return to his current role as the agency’s chief of staff. Since joining Sound Transit in 2004, Belman’s leadership roles have included Deputy Executive Director, Land Use Planning and Development; Chief of Staff of the Design Engineering and Construction Management Department; and Director of Community Engagement. Belman previously held positions as a communications and policy consultant.
“I am honored to serve the Board and our dedicated staff during this transition. There is no shortage of important and exciting work at Sound Transit, and I am thrilled to partner with our leadership in delivering on our promise to the Puget Sound region,” Belman said.
A subcommittee of the Sound Transit board of directors chaired by Keel is leading the nationwide search for a new CEO to succeed Rogoff. The position is currently being advertised, and this spring the subcommittee is to identify finalists for consideration by the full board.