“Doc” Caver named interim CEO/GM of Cleveland RTA

Written by Kyra Senese, managing editor
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The RTA Board of Trustees has appointed Floun’say Caver as interim CEO and general manager.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Floun’say Caver as interim CEO and general manager.

Caver will serve in the interim role from Sept. 1 through March 1, while the board carries out a search to fill the position permanently, RTA said.

The transit authority’s current CEO and general manager, Joe Calabrese, is transitioning into the new position of senior advisor for Special Projects and Strategic Innovation.

Calabrese will serve in the advisory position full-time until March 1, at which point he will continue in the role part-time from March 1, 2019, through Feb. 29, 2020.

“Doc” Caver joined the RTA in 2000 and brings nearly 15 years of insight, having worked at the agency in roles of increasing responsibility. He currently serves as the transit authority’s chief operating officer, deputy general manager of operations, a role he was promoted to in October of 2017.

In that role, Caver has overseen nearly 2,000 of the agency’s 2,300 employees and managed an annual budget of $218 million.

In addition to his work at RTA, Caver is also an adjunct professor of public administration at Ohio University and has taught public performance management and budgeting at Cleveland State University.

“Doc’s capabilities are an excellent fit to this organization, and I look forward to assisting him during this transition,” Calabrese said.

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