The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announced the appointment of Sarah Pang as its newest board member, representing the city of Chicago. Pang replaces Carole Brown who resigned from the RTA Board last month. The board term expires in July, 2017.
Pang is senior vice-president of CNA’s corporate communications department which is responsible for all communications to internal and external audiences worldwide. She manages a team responsible for myriad of CNA’s business objectives including industry segment and product line marketing, advertising, media and public relations, employee communications, business communications to agents and CNA’s field operations, executive speeches and presentations, as well as community activities involving the CNA foundation and CNA volunteers.
“We welcome Ms. Pang to the RTA Board and appreciate her expressed interest in upgrading our transit system and advocating for the required funding to do so,” said John S. Gates, Jr., RTA board chairman.
Prior to joining CNA in 2001, Pang spent nine years working for Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration, and ultimately served for several years as the mayor's first deputy chief of staff. She provided oversight and coordination for the city’s 48 departments and agencies, as well as had direct management of special mayoral projects. She also served as liaison to federal, state and local government officials, civic organizations and private sector partners.
Additionally, Pang served as executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon for 10 years. She assisted in the management of a statewide constituent service operation and aided the senator with legislative matters pertaining to Illinois projects, cases, community groups and business organizations.
Pang is currently the executive director of the CNA Foundation, and a member of the Lincoln Park Zoo Board of Directors Executive Committee, member of the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League; the Chicago Loop Alliance Board of Directors, and co-chair of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s transition team. She was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business “Women to Watch” in 2011."
Pang has bachelor's of arts and bachelor's of science degrees from the University of Iowa and attended graduate school at the National Taiwan University.
Pang is scheduled to attend her first RTA Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 20.