The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission today announced the appointment of Kate Mattice as executive director of the transit organization. Mattice has served as NVTC’s acting executive director since May 2016.
“Ms. Mattice brings a wealth of transit experience at both the federal and regional levels to our organization,” said NVTC Chairman Jay Fisette. “This is a critical time for transit in the region and I am confident that, under her leadership, NVTC will ensure that our residents and businesses are served by high-quality, high-capacity transit. I look forward to working with her to expand NVTC’s role and bring new travel options to Northern Virginia.”
Ms. Mattice joined NVTC in 2014 as director of transit programs and policy, areas that support the coordination of transit investments across Northern Virginia. She spent 13 years at the Federal Transit Administration, ultimately serving as deputy associate administrator for budget and policy/deputy chief financial officer. In that position, Ms. Mattice oversaw the agency’s policy development, budget, performance measurement, strategic planning, and financial management activities. She previously worked as a management consultant on several high-priority energy and environmental initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy.
As executive director, Ms. Mattice will lead an organization that manages more than $200 million annually in state and federal grants for transit services in the Northern Virginia. NVTC also co-owns the Virginia Railway Express and is charged with the funding and stewardship of WMATA. A priority for Ms. Mattice is identifying opportunities to expand transit options – such as she did in implementing the Transform 66 Multimodal Project – so that the region continues to thrive.