Faye DiMassimo to leave Chatham Area Transit in June

May 14, 2024
DiMassimo has accepted a new role at the city of Savannah, Ga., as the city’s chief of planning and economic development.

Chatham Area Transit (CAT) will be searching for a new executive director and CEO following the resignation of Faye DiMassimo, effective June 3. 

DiMassimo has accepted a role with the city of Savannah, Ga., to serve as the chief of planning and economic development where she will oversee seven departments including the city’s mobility and parking services. 

DiMassimo was appointed the executive director of CAT in January 2022

“When Ms. DiMassimo joined the authority in 2022, we worked hand-in-hand to bring CAT back from a global pandemic by adding new fixed routes and paratransit buses, balancing the budget while building CAT’s reserves, and improving the rider experience,” CAT Chairman of the Board Deidrick Cody said. “We appreciate Ms. DiMassimo’s work over the past two years and look forward to continuing to partner with the city of Savannah as we take CAT to even greater heights.”

The board will be deciding next steps in the search for a new CEO. 

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Mischa Wanek-Libman | Group Editorial Director

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine and group editorial director of the Infrastructure and Aviation Group at Endeavor Business Media. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the editorial direction of the group and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.