As Regional Administrator for the FTA’s Region 2 office in New York, Marilyn G. Shazor has oversight responsibility for a portfolio of FTA funded programs and projects in excess of $12 billion, with an average annual commitment of $2.5 billion. This portfolio includes the $8.1 billion East Side Access project, which brings the Long Island Rail Road trains into a new concourse at Grand Central Terminal, and the $4.7 billion Second Avenue Subway project that addresses capacity issues for the Lexington Avenue line. In addition Marilyn provides leadership to the Lower Manhattan Recovery Office with oversight responsibility for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and the Fulton Center.
Ms. Shazor has a diverse background and experience having expertise in Human Resources, Operations, and Project Management. She is a results driven, creative leader whose diverse experience has provided her with skills and experience that enable her to be highly effective at leading people and organizations through change. She began her career as an Army officer and, since then, has been leading teams, departments, and organizations to achieve phenomenal results. She left the military shortly following the end of the Gulf War to pursue her interests in Engineering and Project Management. She spent several years as Corporate Project Manager for the Mead Corporation, managing a portfolio of projects in excess of $30 million. She then moved on to become the General Manager of Human Resources for Japanese Tier I automotive supplier Green Tokai.
Marilyn was initiated to transit when she was recruited in 2006 to serve as the Chief Operations Officer and then, in 2008, Chief Executive Officer for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. Having a strong belief in giving back to the community, Marilyn has served on many non-profit boards and professional organizations. Some of these organizations include Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. In 2010 Marilyn Shazor was voted one of Ohio’s Most Influential Women and, in 2009, she received the Cincinnati YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award.
Marilyn holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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