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Romayne C. Brown

Romayne C. Brown

Chair

Romayne C. Brown was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in September 2013, and was elected Chair of the Metra Board in September 2020. She is a professional transit manager with more than 31 years of operational and customer service experience.

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Norman Carlson

Norman Carlson

Vice Chair

Norman Carlson was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in April 2013 by the Chairman of the Lake County Board, was elected Chair of the Metra Board in October 2016, and was elected Vice Chair of the Metra Board in September 2020.

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Rodney S. Craig

Rodney Craig

Director and Secretary

Rodney S. Craig was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2014 by the suburban members of the Cook County Board. Mr. Craig has also served as the president of the Village of Hanover Park since 2007.

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Ken Koehler

Ken Koehler

Director and Treasurer

Ken Koehler was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in September 2015 by the McHenry County Board. He is a longtime resident of McHenry County and Crystal Lake.

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Julius W. (Wes) Becton

Julius W. (Wes) Becton

Director

Wes Becton was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in July 2021 by the Chairman of the DuPage County Board. Mr. Becton is CEO and co-founder of George Washington Street Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in business consulting and executive leadership coaching.

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Ricardo Estrada

Ricardo Estrada

Director

Ricardo (Ric) Estrada was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in June 2021 by the mayor of Chicago. Mr. Estrada has three decades of leadership in human services and is currently the CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Illinois’s largest human service agencies.

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Keri Holleb Hotaling

Director

Keri L. Holleb Hotaling was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2020 by suburban members of the Cook County Board. Ms. Holleb Hotaling, a Partner at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, Illinois, is a litigator with significant civil trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts.

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Joseph McMahon

Joseph McMahon

Director

Joseph H. McMahon was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in May 2021 by the Chairman of the Kane County Board. He is the former Kane County State's Attorney.

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Donald A. Orseno

Donald A. Orseno

Director

Donald A. Orseno was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in December 2019 by the Will County Executive. Mr. Orseno came to the Board after a long career at Metra, including serving as CEO/Executive Director.

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Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer

Director

Stephen Palmer was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2016 by suburban members of the Cook County Board. Mr. Palmer, a lifelong resident of the Village of LaGrange, is the owner and operator of Palmer Place Restaurant in LaGrange.

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Paul E. Ruffin

Paul E. Ruffin

Director

Paul E. Ruffin was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in June 2021 by suburban members of the Cook County Board. Mr. Ruffin comes to the Board with nearly three decades of experience in account management, sales, ands IT consulting, with special focus on process improvement, supplier diversity and minority business development.