CA: Big Blue Bus Director Announces New Hires

The city of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) just rounded out its staff roster with two new hires who bring decades of experience to further BBB’s vision of service excellence and financial transparency.

 “Team members experienced in planning and implementing complex initiatives are integral for the Big Blue Bus to continue to exceed our already high level of customer service and financial performance. These professionals will round out our strong leadership team responsible for implementing key projects such as real-time trip information, new fare media and transit service integration with the opening of the Expo Light Rail in early 2016,” says Ed King, director of transit services for the Big Blue Bus. 

The two hires include Eric Sink, BBB’s new transit chief financial officer and Aimee Wyatt, new transit community relations officer. Sink hails most recently from Los Angeles County, where he served as chief financial officer for the probation department, and Wyatt from San Luis Obispo County where she worked at the regional transit authority as manager of marketing and service planning.

Sink has outstanding financial management and leadership skills and a wide breadth and depth of public sector experience after serving in a variety of challenging positions at Los Angeles County and the city of Pasadena.  These positions include associate analyst, auditor, budget and fiscal officer, budget manager, and most recently chief financial officer for the county’s probation department.  Sink has a business management degree from Pepperdine University and an MBA from CSU Los Angeles.   

In addition to five years in public transit, Wyatt has over 20 years of customer service experience in both the private and public sector. She served as marketing manager for Hawaiian Airlines, director of online marketing for Pleasant Holidays and vice-president for Air by Pleasant; in the public health arena as research assistant at UCLA’s School of Public Health; and the non-profit area as research and program evaluation specialist at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena. Aimee has a bachelor’s in economics from UC San Diego and an MBA from UCLA.