Greater Dayton RTA announced the selection of Robert Ruzinsky as the new chief capital officer for the regional authority.The newly created position was developed to meet the competitive federal grants environment and challenging financial capital needs of the agency.
In this role, Ruzinsky will be responsible for agency asset management, capital program planning, development and execution. He will also manage regulatory compliance of federal, state and local funding programs. His work group will also conduct reviews and provide support for construction and facilities maintenance activities.
“Bob has been a key contributor at RTA for many years”, said RTA Executive Director Mark Donaghy. “His energy and innovative approach to challenges help solve complex problems internally and provide opportunities for the organization to better serve our community. We are truly fortunate to have him on the RTA team.”
Ruzinsky began his career with RTA in 1987 in the agency’s accounting group and quickly moved up through the department holding various positions including senior accountant, accounting supervisor, controller, and capital controller. He also served as the interim manager of human resources. He left RTA in 2002 and started a transit consulting business specializing in grants, funding, and management issues helping various transit systems across the country, a role which he continues today on a limited basis. He returned to RTA several years ago as the finance manager on a part-time basis, in charge of grants, federal reporting, and payroll staff while also serving as the chief financial officer of the Butler County RTA.
Ruzinsky’s team will oversee the management and maintenance of physical assets, real estate holdings, leased properties, space utilization and planning and tenant relationships. His work group will also conduct reviews and provide support for construction and facilities maintenance activities.
Ruzinsky, a downtown Dayton resident and active supporter, has served in several leadership roles with many local community groups and is an avid champion of historic preservation.