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Capital Metro is led by an eight-member Board of Directors appointed by various governing entities within the service area. Capital Metro’s president/CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the agency and reports to the Board.

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Current Board Members

Ann Stafford

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City of Austin citizen representative

Ann Stafford joined the staff of Texas Performing Arts in 2009 where she is the Director of Development.  Her career includes community affairs for two area high tech companies, and work with both non-profits and the City of Austin where she was instrumental in the establishment of the Austin Public Library Foundation. 

 Stafford is a Harwood Foundation Public Innovator with a long history with organizations such as United Way, Envision Central Texas, Meals on Wheels and More and the Austin Empty Bowl Project.  She has been named Outstanding Community Affairs Executive of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,  a "Local Hero" by Bank of America, and Community Bridge Builder by the Community Action Network Butler Awards. 

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Stafford earned a B.A. in Journalism from Auburn University. Her continuing education includes National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and Leadership Austin. Stafford has provided training for the Governor's Conference on Volunteerism, Leadership Austin, Austin Fundraising Professionals, UT Continuing Education, Directors of Volunteers in Austin, RGK Center for Philanthropy, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the South Alabama Community Foundation. 

You can email the Capital Metro Board of Directors at Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff.  

Wade Cooper

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CAMPO Business Appointeee

Wade Cooper is currently the firm-wide Managing Partner for the law firm of Jackson Walker, L.L.P., a Texas-based law firm with more than 350 attorneys. His duties are those of the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, and he chairs two of the major committees of the partnership: the Management Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Cooper began his practice with Jackson Walker in the Dallas office in 1981. In 1997, he moved to Austin to establish a new office for Jackson Walker. Mr. Cooper is also a former chairman of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), and is currently a member of the DAA Advisory Board.

In his legal practice, Cooper has handled substantial commercial litigation, arbitration, and bankruptcy matters in Texas, and in federal and bankruptcy courts in a number of other states. His clients include telecommunications carriers, national banks and other financial institutions, equipment manufacturers, and technology companies.

Cooper attended Southern Methodist University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, achieving summa cum laude in both. Cooper received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with honors.

You can email the Capital Metro Board of Directors at Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff. 

Sabino Renteria

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Austin City Council Member 

Austin City Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria is a father, husband, social justice activist and a native East Austinite who has dedicated his life to serving his community. He is the first directly elected city council representative from east and south Austin’s District 3.

Council Member Renteria began shining shoes and selling newspapers on Congress Avenue at age 7, and by 15, had entered the cotton fields to help support his family. This difficult upbringing taught him lasting lessons about the significance of perseverance and service to others. He retired from IBM after a 34-year tenure as a computer and printer technician.

He is best known for his advocacy on behalf of the underprivileged communities in Austin and has long been a champion for affordable housing, transit equity and quality of life improvements for all Austinites.

Renteria has served on the East Austin Neighborhood Center advisory board, the A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center advisory board, the city of Austin’s Environmental Board and was a member of the Community Development Commission for 14 years, serving 8 years as its chair.

He has been a leader with United East Austin Coalition and Friends of the MACC, served as vice-chair of the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team, and volunteered with the PTAs and Campus Advisory Committees for Sanchez Elementary, Martin Middle and Austin High Schools.

Renteria is currently the chair of the city of Austin’s Housing and Community Development Committee, the vice-chair of the Planning & Neighborhoods Committee and a member of the Capital Metro board Audit & Finance Committee. Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff.

Terry Mitchell

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CAMPO Financial Appointeee

Terry Mitchell has served as the president of Momark Development LLC since 2003, where he is involved in the planning and development of residential and mixed-use real estate projects. His career in real estate financing and development spans 34 years. Prior to his work at Momark, Mitchell was vice president of Milburn Homes in Austin, where he was responsible for land acquisition and development. He began his tenure at the company as general counsel, responsible for decisions affecting all of the company's legal issues including land acquisition, land development, corporate planning and internal procedures.

Earlier in his career, Mitchell was a senior associate at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Diego, where he handled real estate transactions and development. He also served as an associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Austin and Los Angeles where he was involved primarily in large real estate transactions, and as an associate at Kelly, Hart & Hallman in Ft. Worth, where he was responsible for a range of real estate activities.

Mitchell is active in a variety of civic and community organizations, including the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce where he served as immediate past board member and former transportation committee chair, and the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), where he was a board member for 12 years, and also held the positions of president and treasurer.

Mitchell has a Bachelor's of Business Administration in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from St. Edward's University in Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Distinction from St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

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Rita Jonse

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Manor Mayor 

Rita Jonse was re-elected to a second term as mayor of that city in May, 2015. She has held many volunteer roles in the city, most notably as Treasurer of the East Rural Travis County Advisory Board, a member of the Manor Planning and Zoning Commission and as an election judge for the city. She also sits on the Manor Chamber of Commerce board and several Manor ISD committees.

She is a lifelong resident of Manor, her parents having moved to the city when she was six years old. Rita and her husband John have three children and they have been blessed with one granddaughter and four grandsons.

She has a passion for helping senior citizens and is also a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. In her spare time she loves flowers and is a member of the Manor Garden Club.

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Juli Word

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Williamson County representative 

Businesswoman and Williamson County resident Juli Word represents Williamson County on Capital Metro's Board of Directors. Her term will expire in June 2017.

Ms. Word has more than 21 years of experience in the financial field, and currently serves as the business services coordinator for the Austin district of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In her current role, she is responsible for daily business operations, including developing, analyzing and managing the district's budget; reviewing and processing accounts receivable and accounts payable; and managing inventory and assets.

Earlier in her career, Word was the cash manager at Broadwing Communications in Austin, where she oversaw the monthly reconciliation of 12 large corporate accounts; assisted with monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting; and oversaw a high volume of accounts payable and receivable transactions.

She began her career in the banking industry, where she worked for nine years. Juli holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration in accounting from St. Edward's University.

You can email the Capital Metro Board of Directors at Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff.

Norm Chafetz

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Williamson County representative 

Norm Chafetz is a business development consultant with over seventeen years of experience in the planning, design and financing of transportation and intermodal projects.

The Williamson County Commissioners Court appointed Chafetz to the Capital Metro Board of Directors in December 2009. He has previous experience with Capital Metro working for the agency when it was first created in 1985. He served as the Director of Government Relations for two years. He also has additional transit industry experience having worked for Houston Metro, the Federal Transit Administration, the Arizona Transit Association and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission.

Chafetz is no stranger to public service. As a longtime resident of the Anderson Mill neighborhood of Austin, he has served on the Anderson Mill Municipal Utility District Board and as president of the Anderson Mill Neighborhood Association, in addition to his service within many professional organizations. He has also served on the board of the Paramount Theater.

Chafetz was born and raised in Chicago. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University and studied Public Administration in the graduate program at Roosevelt University.

You can email the Capital Metro Board of Directors at Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff.

Frank Fernandez

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CAMPO finance representative  

Frank Fernandez brings to the Capital Metro Board a vast amount of finance knowledge and experience. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Green Doors, a non-profit devoted to preventing and ending homelessness and poverty housing in Central Texas.  

Prior to joining Green Doors, Frank served as Deputy Director for PeopleFund, a community development financial institution. Frank is very active in advocating for affordable housing and folks who have struggled with homelessness. Co-founder of the housing advocacy organization, HousingWorks, he served as Chair of the affordable housing bond campaign that successfully advocated for the passage of the $55 million City of Austin affordable housing bonds in November 2006. He co-chaired the City of Austin's Affordable Housing Incentives Taskforce from summer 2006 through spring 2007.  

Currently, Frank serves as the Chair of the Texas Supportive Housing Coalition, a statewide coalition of supportive housing providers, and Chair of the Austin CHDO Roundtable, the local non-profit housing coalition. He also serves on the Executive Committees of ECHO, Austin's local homeless coalition, and HousingWorks.  

Prior to moving to Austin, Frank worked on Wall Street for several years as a financial analyst for Salomon Smith Barney providing technical and quantitative support to municipalities and states across the nation, including the State of Connecticut and the City of Detroit. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University and an M.P.A. from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. 

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Delia Garza

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Council Member Garza comes from a very civically engaged family. Her parents, a firefighter and a stay-at-home mom, were very involved in their community and encouraged their three daughters to give back and pursue higher education. Council Member Garza’s upbringing inspired her to dedicate her career to public service and advocating for working families.

Following in her father’s footsteps, she became an Austin Firefighter. She was one of the first Mexican-American female firefighters in the Austin Fire Department. Her entire career was spent in fire stations that serve the South Austin community, most notably, fire station 17 at South 1st and Ben White, one of the busiest in the city (an assignment she requested). Council Member Garza lived in Dove Springs while a fire cadet and in 2003, she purchased her home in her responding territory near the Sweetbriar neighborhood.

As a firefighter and member of the Austin Firefighter Association, Local 975, Council Member Garza worked tirelessly for her union advocating for fair wages and safe working conditions. She represented firefighters during two contract negotiating cycles, was elected to the local’s executive board, and was the first female appointed to chair the local’s political action committee.

Remaining committed to public service, Council Member Garza left the Austin Fire Department in 2007 after 6 years of service to pursue a law degree and extend the reach of her advocacy. She served as an Assistant Attorney General where she advocated for Texas families in the Child Support Division. Council Member Garza has also been involved in numerous community-based efforts surrounding affordable housing, education, and fair and equitable district representation. She is a mentor at Rodriguez Elementary in Dove Springs through the Seedling Foundation, and has served on several boards and committees including Hermanos de East Austin, the Dove Springs Recreation Center Advisory Board, the Capital City A&M Club Scholarship Committee, and the City’s Charter Revision Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.

Council Member Garza's years of work as a firefighter, community advocate, and attorney for social services has afforded her extensive experience in addressing injustices, mediating competing groups and interests, and solving complex problems. She will continue to fight for working families struggling to stay in Austin and is committed to improving the lives of all Austinites.

You can email the Capital Metro Board of Directors at Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff. 

Beverly Silas

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Travis County citizen representative 

Beverly Sue Jenkins Silas was born in Houston, Texas. After completing her work at Kashmere Gardens High School, Houston, Texas she entered Huston-Tillotson University in Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Management. Silas retired in 2000 as Director of External Affairs with AT&T after more than 31 years of service. Beverly was elected to the Austin Community College Board of Trustees in May 1998 and served through June 2004. From December 2001 through May 2004, as the founding Executive Director, Silas led the daily administration of the Envision Central Texas project and worked closely with the 70+ member board of directors to ensure the visioning process drew input from every part of the regional five-county community. Her experience as a board member and volunteer led to induction into the Connie Yerwood Connor Hall of Fame in connection with a 2002 Award of Merit from the National Women of Achievement.  

Silas served as a board member of the Austin Area Urban League and the Libraries of the Future Task Force. Her current and recent activities are as varied as: Leadership Texas; Leadership Austin; Chair of the Downtown Austin Alliance Board of Directors; Texas State Chair of the Association of Community College Trustees; Austin Community Foundation Board of Governors; Chair of the City of Austin 2006 Bond Oversight Committee; Mary Lee Foundation Board of Directors; Austin Public Education Foundation Board of Directors; Texas Methodist Foundation Board of Directors, and numerous other community service commitments. Beverly is also past National President of Community NETWORK, an organization to bring together African-American employees of AT&T.  

Silas holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Beverly is currently employed as the president and chief executive officer of Beverly Silas & Associates, a privately owned public involvement/public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. 

You can email the Capital Metro Board of Directors at Messages sent to this address are forwarded to all members of the board via Capital Metro staff. 


John Langmore

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CAMPO executive management representative 

As a transportation and land use consultant, John Langmore has assisted in the financing of numerous roadway projects, worked on the largest pending rail relocation in Texas and has been an integral team member on successful bids on some of the country's largest infrastructure projects. He played a principal role in formulating and drafting one of the most comprehensive transportation bills passed in the state of Texas. House Bill 3588 completely altered the landscape for transportation projects by including legislation for regional mobility authorities, comprehensive development agreements, pass-through financing and a variety of new funding methods for transportation projects including funding the Texas Mobility Fund.  

Prior to returning to Texas, Langmore served as an executive for the world's largest manufacturer of earth-moving equipment and industrial engines. He worked in a number of capacities for Caterpillar including legal counsel for Solar Turbines, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and Caterpillar Asia. He also managed all of Caterpillar's business in New South Wales, Australia, and the South Pacific before returning to the United States where he managed over $500 million worth of business in the southeast U.S. Langmore spent half of his career with Caterpillar in overseas assignments including Singapore and Sydney. He worked on virtually every aspect of Caterpillar's business and saw success in negotiating large transactions, increasing market share and advising Caterpillar dealers on all aspects of their business operations. 

Langmore began his career as a lawyer in the corporate and securities group of one of the nation's preeminent law firms, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has a B.B.A. degree with honors, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. 

Langmore's other accomplishments include being named to the boards of Envision Central Texas, the Alliance for Public Transportation, the Congress for the New Urbanism and being a founding member of the Austin Center for Photography. He takes great pride in being involved in a number of charitable activities. 

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Ann Kitchen

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Ann Kitchen, Council member for District 5 (South Austin) Chairs the City of Austin’s Mobility Committee and is a member of CAMPO, the regional transportation planning body for Central Texas.  Kitchen is a former assistant attorney general in the consumer protection division and a former State Representative, with experience working on transportation issues as a member of CAMPO.

Kitchen is an attorney and health care consultant, with an expertise in improving access to health care services for women and families, including hospital district programs, county indigent health care programs, CHIP, Healthy Kids, and Medicaid, family planning, women’s health, health care reform and other programs.  She has over ten years of state service- as a Senior Medicaid Policy Advisor with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, an Assistant Attorney General with the Charitable Trust Section of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and a caseworker for special needs children at the Texas Commission for the Blind.  She is also an expert on health information technology and was Executive Director of the Integrated Care Collaboration (ICC) for five years.

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