[tabi] Fwd: City Names New Director for StarMetro: Ivan Maldonado

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  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:25:18 -0400

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City of Tallahassee News Release
City Names New Director for StarMetro

April 24, 2013

This week, the City of Tallahassee named Ivan Maldonado as the new
director for StarMetro. In this position, Maldonado will oversee all
activities of the transit department and will report directly to Jay
Townsend, Assistant City Manager for Development and Transportation

Since early January, Maldonado has served as the interim director for
StarMetro. Prior to that, Maldonado served as the department's
Superintendent of Paratransit for three years, overseeing all
Dial-A-Ride and Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) programs.
Under Maldonado's leadership, StarMetro's paratransit division won the
coveted Urban Community Transportation Coordinator of the Year award in

Prior to coming to Tallahassee, Maldonado served as the Transit
Operations Manager for Polk County Transit and Winter Haven Area
Transit. Maldonado holds a master's degree in Business Administration
and is a Certified Public Manager, Certified Transit Trainer and
Certified Transit Supervisor.

Maldonado was one of only 12 Florida Transit Mangers accepted in the
first ever Certified Transit Manger program through the Center for Urban
Transportation and Research at the University of South Florida.
Completion of this certification program is expected early next year.

Combined, Maldonado has over 20 years of management and supervisory
experience, nine of which has been in public transportation. Maldonado
also has an extensive background in human services, having served as the
Division Director of the Osceola County Council of Aging where he
managed services provided to over 40,000 citizens.

Currently, Maldonado serves as a member of the Florida Department of
Transportation Safe Mobility for Life Coalition and previously served as
a member of the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Quality
Improvement team.

For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro's
main office at 891-5200 or visit Talgov.com/starmetro
<http://www.talgov.com/starmetro> . Other ways to view information
include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at
Facebook.com/starmetrotransit <http://www.facebook.com/starmetrotransit>
or following the organization on Twitter at Twitter.com/ridestarmetro
<http://www.twitter.com/ridestarmetro> .

CONTACT: Heather Teter, Communications Department, 891-8533


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