IndyGo announces that after a competitive search Mike Birch has been selected as the new director of human resources at IndyGo.
As the director and as a member of the corporation’s executive team, Birch’s responsibilities include the direction, coordination and administration of the company’s human resource policies and programs related to a variety of areas including employee and labor relations, benefits administration, talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, employee engagement and communication.
“Mike is well deserving of this promotion. He has developed a remarkable reputation among IndyGo staff, and is highly regarded by peers for his professional approach,” said Michael Terry, president and CEO of IndyGo. “His persistence and determination will enable the Human Resources Department to provide more efficient service and improve accountability.”
Birch has been with IndyGo for the past 16 years in numerous roles within the organization. He began his career at IndyGo as a Road Supervisor and has worked in a variety of positions including human resources and most recently as the Director of Security, Safety & Training department in the Operations Division. He is well-versed in numerous areas of public transportation, active in our industry and brings valuable leadership and institutional knowledge to this new role. Birch believes that a progressive human resource department should be “customer-service based, accountable, engaging and supportive to all employees.”
“Our employees are the key ingredient in making this organization special. I am excited about this opportunity and eager to support our employees who are out there everyday serving the community,” said Birch. “It’s a privilege to be a part of such a great organization.”
IndyGo has a staff of more than 460 employees, the vast majority being members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1070. IndyGo is always looking for motivated and determined drivers to apply to the Professional Coach Operator Training Academy. Qualified applicants must hold a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and have a High School Diploma or GED. To learn more about the Training Academy and other available IndyGo positions, please visit the employment page at IndyGo.net.