Announcement of the Selection of the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Region III Office

Printer Friendly Number 2008-42

August 26, 2008


Mass Mailout Number III-2008-42


Subject:  Announcement of the Selection of the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Region III Office


Dear Transit Colleague:


Mr. Reginald Lovelace has been selected as the Deputy Regional Administrator for the Region III Office.  Mr. Lovelace worked at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in Washington, DC in the Procurement Department from 1997-2003.  He served as the Chief of Third Party Contracting and Procurement Policy.  He was responsible for providing policy guidance, direction on procurement regulatory and legislative issues, and third party contracting issues.  He represented the FTA on Federal procurement and third party contracting issues with other executive agencies, transit authorities, state and local governments, business executives, and various private sector organizations.


From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Lovelace was employed by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).  He joined the CTA as the General Manager of Purchasing for Capital Construction and Engineering.  In May 2006 he was selected as Vice President of Purchasing and Warehouse.  He was responsible for procurement leadership in the awarding of all contracts including design, engineering, professional services, IT, rolling stock, rehabilitation and construction projects for the Capital Improvement Program.  He directed a staff of many professionals responsible for the purchasing and warehousing of all material, equipment, supplies and services for the CTA.


Mr. Lovelace has an extensive background in Federal Government and public contracting with over 20 years experience.  Prior to joining CTA and the FTA he held positions with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the General Services Administration (GSA).


Mr. Lovelace can be reached at (215) 656-7100 or


Please join me in welcoming Reggie to Philadelphia and the Region III family.  Feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.





Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator