Johnson will step into his new role effective immediately
Jaunt CEO Ted Rieck is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Johnson to Chief Development Officer (CDO), effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Mr. Johnson will manage and oversee agency planning and system development activities, coordinating, planning, and executing projects to improve and expand Jaunt service. Focusing on strategic, financial, and operations planning and analysis, Johnson will monitor and evaluate performance to ensure quality customer service. He will also provide critical management and policy support to the CEO.
“Stephen’s intellect and passion for planning, process, and community building will be instrumental in advancing Jaunt’s strategic vision for the future of transit in our region,” said Rieck in announcing the promotion.
Mr. Johnson started his tenure at Jaunt as a transit fellow, while he completed his master’s program at the University of Virginia. From there he was hired as Jaunt’s mobility planner, later going on to become planning manager – the agency’s first dedicated, full-time planning position. In 2021 Mr. Johnson was promoted to Director of Planning and Process.
“I’m excited about this opportunity,” said Johnson in accepting the promotion. “I’m passionate about the ways in which public transportation can advance social causes such as equity, congestion, and climate change and I’m eager to continue to translate that passion into actionable solutions in this new role.“
Mr. Johnson brings nearly five years of experience with Jaunt and 12 years of technology, design, and project management experience to the role. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and a Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning, both from the University of Virginia.