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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
Title: Director of Procurement
Email: Si McMurray
Director of Operations
Title: Director of Operations
Email: Aquayla Maxwell
Director of Marketing
Becca earned her B.A. in Communications at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.
Title: Director of Marketing
Email: Becca James
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.
Title: Director of Safety and Training
Email: Julie Glibbery
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.
Title: Director of Planning & Public Information
Email: Belinda Woodiel-Brill
Director of Maintenance
Title: Director of Maintenance
Email: John Hull
Director of Finance
She received a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Murray State University.
Title: Director of Finance
Email: Rebecca Styers