Outgoing Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has been hired as Regional Transit Service’s new vice president of strategic initiatives.
Brooks’ salary in the position will be $114,000 per year.
According to officials, RTS created the position for Brooks to help the company better connect with economic development groups in the area.
“The new reality is that more resources are being directed to our community through strategic initiatives such as the Regional Economic Development Councils, and the Anti-Poverty Initiative,” RTS CEO Bill Carpenter stated in a press release. “That reality brings with it a growing need for RTS to increase our level of engagement, and make sure the members of the respective initiatives understand what we can and can’t do with the resources we have. Maggie’s experience, dedication to the community and involvement with these initiatives make her the perfect fit for the job.”
Brooks will end her third term as county executive this month, and begin her role with RTS January 4, 2016.
The decision to hire Brooks was reportedly left up to Carpenter, who’d briefly previously held a position as finance officer in her administration.
“I am thrilled to be joining Bill Carpenter and the RTS team to continue serving the community I love,” Brooks said in a statement. “Public transit is a critical component of our community, and RTS does a great job connecting its customers to jobs, education, health care, shopping, and recreational activities. I look forward to drawing on my experience to support Bill, and continue working to address some of our community’s most pressing needs.”
Other officials from Brooks’ administration who landed positions with Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority include former deputy county executive Daniel DeLaus Jr., and former communications director Justin Feasel.