Jerry Estrada named as Interim GM at MTD
updated: Jul 10, 2014, 3:38 PM
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) Board of Directors has named Jerry Estrada as Interim General Manager effective July 19th. Estrada will be responsible for all public transit activities of the District. He has worked for MTD since May 1989 and served as Assistant General Manager/Controller for the past 10 years. Estrada replaces outgoing General Manager Sherrie Fisher who announced her retirement from MTD after a successful 40-year career.
"Jerry has the organizational knowledge, long-standing relationships in the community and a great track record of getting things done at MTD that we feel will benefit the agency during this period of transition", said Board Chair Dave Davis.
"I'm grateful to the Board of Directors for selecting me to lead the organization during this transition period. We have a superb group of employees that are committed to serving the public and I'm honored to represent them in this capacity. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve our community in this role".
Estrada's 25-year career with MTD began in accounting, where he quickly acclimated himself to the agency's administrative systems. In 2004, after directing the agency's information systems activities, Estrada was promoted to Controller and soon thereafter Assistant General Manager. As Assistant General Manager/Controller, Estrada has participated in all executive-level facets of the agency, including collective bargaining, real property administration, legal affairs and policy matters. During Estrada's tenure as Controller, MTD's finances improved and the agency avoided major service reductions and employee layoffs during the economic crisis of 2008.
Jerry and his wife Lorena, both life-long Carpinterian's, have been active in the community, volunteering for numerous events while raising their two sons; both attending 4-year colleges. Jerry is a Rotarian and currently serves on the boards of the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization and Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club Foundation.
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