Houston public transit authority appoints board chair

February 16, 2024

Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock has been appointed board chair of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). Brock, the first Hispanic woman to serve in the role, will replace Sanjay Ramabhadran following his term’s expiration.

As METRO chair, Brock will oversee various aspects of Metro, which has a 1,309-square-mile service area, making it the largest transit authority in the state. She currently serves as vice president of utility infrastructure planning and policy at CenterPoint Energy. She is responsible for the company’s capital-planning needs.

Prior to CenterPoint Energy, Brock served in various leadership positions for Reliant Energy, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. She has been a member of the board of Houston First Corporation – the city’s official destination marketing organization – since 2017. Brock was also a founding member and chair of Evolve Houston, a nonprofit working to accelerate electric vehicle adoption in the city.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with the mayor, the METRO Board, and all levels of government to transform METRO into a best-in-class model of transit, accountability and transparency,” Brock said. “We will empower a strong management team that will drive measurable results and work directly with customers to understand their real needs to make public transit a safe, clean, and viable option for everyone.”

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