Leadership change ahead for Metro

(Terry White, 2019 WSB photo)

Just announced by King County: A leadership change at Metro. After four years as General Manager, Rob Gannon is leaving, heading to Missoula, Montana, to be that city’s chief financial officer. Starting August 1st, deputy GM Terry White will become interim GM; he’s been with Metro for 33 years. Metro oversees the Water Taxi as well as buses and vanpools, and operates the Seattle Streetcar too. White will take over at a precarious time, as pandemic-reduced revenue and capacity has drastically affected the service it provides.

3 Replies to "Leadership change ahead for Metro"

  • Laura July 15, 2020 (7:11 pm)

    Congrats Terry! Hope it becomes permanent for you.

  • Cathryn Rice July 15, 2020 (8:49 pm)

    I worked at Metro 26 years as a Project Manager and other roles. Terry White is intelligent, experienced, a talented, great communicator and manager, and well-suited for this job ANY time, but especially in this time of crisis with coronavirus, racial justice issues, and the need for extremely strong leadership. I only learned this news from WSB, having retired and not kept in touch with Terry or others in leadership.  Congratulations Terry, and way to go! What a gift to the whole community!

  • Mj July 15, 2020 (10:25 pm)

    Congratulations and I hope Terry can pull a rabbit out of the hat, more service with less revenue!

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