Ted Rieck to start December 6, 2021
Jaunt’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Chief Executive Officer. Ted Rieck will join Jaunt, effective December 6, 2021. Karen Davis, who has been acting Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chief Operating Officer, since December 6, 2020, will continue as Chief Operating Officer.
“The Board is pleased to welcome Ted Rieck to Jaunt. He is a highly experienced transit leader with the right blend of operations, planning, finance, and program development skills,” said Jaunt Board of Directors President Randy Parker. “Is it with immeasurable gratitude that we thank Karen Davis for her leadership over the last year. Under her direction, Jaunt has continued to provide exemplary service to this community, fulfilling the organization’s mission and vision. We are excited about what Ted and Karen will do together.”
Mr. Rieck brings over 30 years of transit leadership experience to the role, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority. There, he is responsible for more than 250 direct and indirect employees, serves five communities, oversees a $23 million annual budget, and reports to a seven-member Board. Throughout his career, Mr. Rieck has demonstrated talent in business development, collaborating and consensus building with diverse stakeholder groups, transportation planning, and strategic financial management.
“I am very excited to be a part of this successful regional transit enterprise,” said Rieck. “With 45 years of growth and service evolution, Jaunt brings tremendous resources and experience to Central Virginia. I’m looking forward to working with all of Jaunt’s stakeholders to continue to address the tremendous need for affordable, accessible transportation in central Virginia.”
Mr. Rieck holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, a Master of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri, and has completed postgraduate work in corporate finance.