Hahn Touts Newly Selected Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins

Wiggins will be the first woman of color to lead the agency

Los Angeles, CA– Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement on the selection of Stephanie Wiggins to be the eighth Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

“Stephanie Wiggins was the obvious choice to be the next CEO of Metro. She is experienced and capable and has the vision necessary to lead this large, complex, and critically important agency.  Stephanie puts people first and understands that Metro’s work is about improving public transportation for everyone. As the first woman of color to serve as Metro’s CEO she will be shattering a long-standing glass ceiling and opening doors for so many more women to follow.

I also want to thank Phil Washington for his service these past six years as Metro CEO. Phil has delivered major transit projects, steered Measure M to victory, and helped get this agency through a difficult year during this pandemic. He has had a lasting impact on LA County.”