Jill Barnett resigns as Lextran's executive director and general manager

July 10, 2023
Barnett has decided to leave the agency after 14 years for a position outside of the transit industry; her last day with Lextran will be July 26.

Lextran's Executive Director and General Manager Jill Barnett submitted a resignation letter to accept a position outside of the transit industry. 

Transdev, Lextran’s long-standing management company, will immediately begin a search for a new general manager. The selection process will be handled in cooperation with the Lextran Board of Directors.

"Ms. Barnett led Lextran through an important transitional phase and has put the transit authority in a strong position for future innovation. She drove Lextran to double its investment in new shelters, made countless safety improvements and lead Lextran through a challenging post-pandemic period, which has included a 40 percent ridership recovery in the last two fiscal years. She has worked tirelessly to serve her community, and we know she will continue to do so in her future endeavors," said Lextran Board of Directors Chair Harding Dowell 

Barnett has served as Lextran’s general manager since 2020. She began her nearly 14-year tenure at Lextran in 2009 and previously served as assistant general Manager (with Transdev) and as Lextran’s director of community affairs and community outreach coordinator.

Barnett's last day with Lextran will be July 26.