Director of Transit
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.
Title: Director of Transit
Director of Procurement
Director of Operations
Director of Marketing
Becca earned her B.A. in Communications at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.
Director of Safety and Training
Julie received her Bachelors of Science in Industrial Administration from Kettering University (General Motors Institute), in Flint, Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York. Her certifications include SPHR, APA and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
Director of Planning & Public Information
Belinda received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Tennessee.