Executive leadership

Julie Timm is the CEO of Sound Transit, having joined the agency in September 2022. Her priorities as CEO include balancing the agency’s mandate to deliver a regional light rail system as a generational mobility infrastructure investment with its mission to deliver people-focused mobility and connectivity every day for everyone. In her 25+ years of experience, Julie has overseen multi-billion dollar, multi-year light rail transit, roadway/highway, passenger rail, port, and military projects. She has worked in the private sector and for state and federal agencies on projects across the United States and internationally, navigating transit expansion and management across coastal regions, mountains, and plains. Julie earned a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Old Dominion University. 

Executive leadership team

Russ Arnold, Deputy CEO (Chief Service Delivery Officer)

Brooke Belman, Deputy CEO (Chief Expansion Delivery Officer)

Mary Cummings, Deputy CEO (Chief Administrative Officer)

Kathy Albert, Chief Strategic Business Officer

Andrew Austin, Acting Executive Director—Government & Community Relations

Don Billen, Executive Director—Planning, Environmental & Project Development

Desmond Brown, General Counsel

Maria Doucettperry, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Chris Elwell, Acting Executive Director—Labor Relations

Nora Friend, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer

Moises Gutierrez, Chief System Quality Officer

John Henry, Chief Financial Officer

Juan Higuera, Agency Chief of Staff

Julie Honeywell, Chief Human Resources Officer

Luke Lamon, Acting Chief Communications Officer

Ron Lewis, Executive Director—Design, Engineering & Construction Management

Ted Lucas, Chief Procurement & Contracts Officer

Marie Olson, Acting Chief Passenger Experience & Innovation Officer

Suraj Shetty, Executive Director—Operations

Jason Weiss, Chief Information Officer

David Wright, Chief Safety Officer