Donna DeMartino is stepping down from her position of CEO at RTD in late January after 19 years of service at RTD.
DeMartino has accepted the position of Managing Director of Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, a joint powers authority that has management responsibility for the state-supported Pacific Surfliner intercity passenger rail service.
Thanks to careful succession planning by DeMartino and the Board, the RTD Board is happy to announce that it will begin contract discussions with Gloria Salazar, Deputy CEO at RTD, to assume the role of CEO after DeMartino’s departure in January. The Board is also happy to announce its support of Kimberly Gayle as Deputy CEO/Chief of Staff.
“Being the CEO of RTD and working in this community with you as my Board has been one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my life,” said DeMartino. “It has been an honor to work with each of you and the incredible team of hard-working staff members at RTD. Together, we have accomplished great things.”