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Sound Transit's pick for its next CEO is ...

Sound Transit's board has announced Julie Timm as its nominee for the next CEO of the transportation agency.

Timm is being celebrated by transit advocacy group Transportation Choices Coalition as a people-first leader who has worked in the industry for 20 years.

“Julie Timm is a seasoned, people-first transit professional with experience leading values-oriented teams toward equitable outcomes,” said Alex Hudson, TCC's executive director. “Transportation Choices Coalition congratulates the Sound Transit CEO Committee for an excellent selection to lead our region. We look forward to working with her to navigate the tough challenges and bright opportunities ahead to build on the promises of regional mass transit and a rider-centric system.”

She currently leads the Greater Richmond Transit Company, in Virginia.

The Sound Transit board will take a final vote on whether to confirm her on June 23. Sound Transit's CEO job pays between $300,000 and $400,000.