Mark Donaghy has more than 39 years of experience in public transportation. As Chief Executive Officer of Greater Dayton RTA, he oversees the fourth largest public transit system in Ohio with more than 650 employees, a $63 million operating budget and a $67 million five-year Capital Improvement Program.
Prior to joining the RTA team, he served as Vice President of the Transit Management Services Division of First Transit Incorporated in Cincinnati, responsible for management contracts in four states as well as three retail business units. Before that, Mark held positions with varying levels of responsibility in both public and private transportation operations in Kentucky, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska and New Hampshire, including more than twenty nine years as a CEO/General Manager.
As a second generation transportation executive, Mark began his career in 1976 in Omaha Nebraska as a bus driver. A graduate of Thomas More College, Mark is active in the transit industry and local community. He has served on numerous boards including the American Public Transportation Association, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Ohio Public Transit Association (as past-president), the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bike Miami Valley and American Bus Benchmarking Group (as past-president).