Mr. Thorne joins Knoxville Area Transit after nearly 13 years with Connect Transit in Normal, Illinois, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to serving as CEO, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Interim Transportation Director, Procurement Director and Operations Manager.
Mr. Thorne helped to transform Connect Transit into the 2015 American Public Transportation Association Outstanding Public Transit System of the Year. That same year, he was also named to the prestigious list of Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40.
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