August 30, 2010
Two chief executive positions are among the 12 job opportunities offered in the classifieds!
Nations to Join St. Louis Metro as President and CEO
Metro in St. Louis announced Aug. 24 that John Nations will become its next president and chief executive officer when Robert Baer steps down in October.
Nations is a partner in the St. Louis office of the law firm Armstrong Teasdale and is currently serving his third term as mayor of Chesterfield, MO. He led the successful Proposition A campaign for a half-cent sales tax to support Metro, which passed 63 percent to 37 percent on April 6, 2010.
“John Nations has a track record as a proven political leader. He is deeply committed to regional cooperation, and understands the critical role that public transit plays in supporting economic activity and development in our region,” said Vince Schoemehl, chairman of Metro’s Board of Commissioners. “We deeply appreciate the dedication and service of Bob Baer, who has done so much to restore public trust and accountability in Metro and laid the foundation for our efforts to build a sustainable future for public transit services in the St. Louis region.”
Nations said he sees strengthening the link between public transit and economic development in the St. Louis region as his main priority. “Public transit is the lifeblood of the St. Louis region, including the suburban communities,” he said. “I see Metro as the catalyst for attracting and retaining jobs, and I am committed to working with local leaders in business, retail, government and education to make that vision a reality.”