DART appoints Elsborg as first chief innovation officer

Written by David Lester, Managing Editor
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Gregory Elsborg has been named Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, becoming the first to hold that title at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

As the agency’s CIO, Elsborg is tasked with driving new business partnerships, growing DART’s Mobility as a Service (MaaS) options and leveraging technology to aid innovation.

Elsborg has a strong track record throughout his career of driving e-commerce, mobile and innovation initiatives across a variety of industries. He has held global and Fortune 500 leadership roles in digital innovation and brand strategy.

Elsborg said the DART position was one he simply could not pass up. “Operating the longest light rail network in the nation, DART is a market leader in the public transit sector with a strong brand and is uniquely positioned to bring a variety of new innovation initiatives to the rapidly changing public transit sector,” he said.

“Coupled with a strong internal talent pool,” Elsborg explained, “DART is positioned to rapidly scale innovation initiatives, and I am tremendously excited to lead activities in this newly created role.”

Originally from the United Kingdom, Gregory studied Marketing at Lancaster University Management School, a Top 5 UK Business School, graduating with multi-disciplinary honors.

After a successful career in the UK, including general management and marketing leadership roles in the transit industry, he relocated to the United States in 2011 to follow career opportunities. He shares his life in Dallas-Fort Worth with his wife and son.

From a DART.org press release

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