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Executive Team

Stephanie Wiggins

Chief Executive Officer

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Stephanie Wiggins was named chief executive officer of Metrolink by a unanimous vote of the board of directors in December 2018. Wiggins assumed leadership in January 2019 and leads the 275-employee strong commuter railroad with a budget of $793 million. 

As CEO, Wiggins directs an agency that operates a commuter rail network on seven routes across a six-county, 538 route-mile system.  Wiggins has held high-level positions at three of the five-member agencies that comprise Metrolink and is well-known as a customer -focused leader who finds solutions from a regional perspective.

Wiggins’ vision for the agency is to create value and exceed expectations by prioritizing a customer-first orientation with three pillars to provide an outstanding customer experience: safety and security, an integrated system, and modernizing business practices.

Prior to leading Metrolink, Wiggins was Deputy CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) where she assisted the CEO in providing leadership and formulating and achieving strategic public transportation objectives, including the passage of Measure M, a half-cent sales tax approved by 71 percent of voters in LA County. During her tenure at LA Metro, Stephanie also served as the Executive Director of Vendor/Contract Management, where she implemented procurement streamlining initiatives and greatly expanded Metro’s utilization of small and historically underutilized businesses.  Prior to that role, Stephanie was the Executive Officer and Project Director of the Congestion Reduction/ExpressLanes Program where she launched the first high occupancy toll lanes in LA County, the I-10 and I-110 Express Lanes, which improved travel times and travel reliability on two of the County’s most congested freeway corridors.

Prior to Metro, she served as Regional Programs Director for the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and oversaw transit, commuter rail, rideshare, goods movement and rail capital projects.

Wiggins began her career in transportation when she accepted a temporary assignment at the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and fell in love with the mission of the agency. The six-month temporary assignment turned into more than four years. She then accepted a policy analyst position with the RCTC where she worked for an additional nine and a half years in management and senior management roles.

Feeling the need for personal and academic growth, Wiggins earned a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Whittier College in 1992.

Wiggins is a self-proclaimed “military brat” whose father made his career in the Air Force. She credits her experience moving from base to base and country to country as a child for teaching her the importance of diversity.

Wiggins is the founding president of the Inland Empire Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar. She is the recipient of many awards including the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials 2018 Women Who Move the Nation Award. She is a Board Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Friends of the Children.

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Rod Bailey

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Dispatch & Operator Services

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Rod BaileyRod Bailey rejoined Metrolink in April 2016 as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Dispatch & Operator Services.

Bailey brings over 25 years of railroad industry experience. Prior to returning to Metrolink, he served as Deputy Project Manager/Test Manager at Parsons, beginning as a Senior Technical Consultant in 2011.

At Metrolink from 1997 to 2010, Bailey began as Chief Train Dispatcher, and was promoted to Superintendent-Dispatching within the Operations division.

Bailey has also served as an Assistant Superintendent-Terminal Operations with Amtrak, and has worked for Mass Electric, City of Los Angeles, and Southern Pacific Railroad.

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Darrell Maxey

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, PTC & Engineering

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

darrell maxeyDarrell Maxey was promoted to Deputy Chief Operating Officer, PTC & Engineering in 2015.

His principal major assignment for the last eight years was to assure that an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system was developed, delivered and placed in service on the Metrolink system. Maxey currently oversees the maintenance, engineering design, and delivery of infrastructure, systems, and projects.

Maxey has 37 years of railroad experience, including 18 years with the Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific Railroad) and nine years with Caltrain in Northern California. In June 2006, he began with Metrolink in Southern California. All of these positions were in Engineering, Construction and Maintenance of railroad infrastructure and systems, accomplishing a wide variety of projects in territories throughout the western United States.

He is recognized for railroad engineering, planning and programming, most notably: Positive Train Control (PTC); integrated train control and communication systems; enhanced grade crossings with Quiet Zones; and infrastructure maintenance and capital improvements on railroads with dense, mixed commuter, freight, and inter-city passenger traffic.

Maxey earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (specializing in Railroad Engineering) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered Professional Engineer and member of AREMA, ASCE and APTA.

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Ronnie Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Ronnie CampbellRonnie Campbell joined Metrolink in May 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer leading the following departments: General Accounting and Payroll, Budget and Financial Analysis, Grant Administration, Accounts Receivable and Collections, Information Technology and Fare Collections. Campbell brings over 25 years of progressive knowledge and experience in financial management.

Campbell began his career in financial management while working for the San Diego Housing Commission and then the City of Lakewood, where he served as Assistant Director of Administrative Services for over 11 years.

Prior to joining Metrolink, Campbell served as the Director of Finance for the City of Camarillo in Ventura County. During his tenure he produced six balanced budgets in the midst of the 2010 economic downturn and led the city’s effort in long-term fiscal planning. Under his leadership, the department continued to receive the Government Finance Officers Association's Excellence in Government Finance Award for Financial Reporting and Budgeting, an award they received for 26 years consecutively.

Campbell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting from San Diego State University, and a Master of Science degree in Leadership Management from the University of La Verne.

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Donald O. Del Rio

General Counsel

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Donald O. Del RioDon Del Rio joined Metrolink in early 2012 as its first in-house General Counsel. He brings over 20 years of legal experience from both private and public corporation as well as public agency environments, which includes San Diego Data Processing Corporation, Security Escrow & Trust, Inc., DVI Financial Services, Inc., and Bell Atlantic Corporation.

Del Rio established a new legal department for Metrolink and provides daily advice and counsel to the CEO, senior staff, and Board of Directors. This includes areas of governance, a wide range of contractual and transactional matters affecting operations and procurement, assisting Human Resources staff, and litigation management.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame, and Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis.

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Patricia (Patty) Francisco

Chief of Human Resources

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Patricia FranciscoPatricia (Patty) Francisco joined Metrolink in June 2014. She is responsible for the overall planning, management and administration of all HR programs while working collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team, coworkers, other agency partners and members of the public.

Francisco has 25 years of public sector human resources experience. She began her career in Human Resources at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) where she held progressively responsible positions from an HR Assistant to HR Manager. Prior to joining SCRRA, Francisco served as the Director of Human Resources at the CRA/LA, a Designated Local Authority and Successor to the former Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, where she held that position for 13.5 years.

Francisco earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and then went on to earn her master’s degree in Human Resources Design from Claremont Graduate University.

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Kari Holman

Assistant to the CEO/Board Secretary

Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Kari HolmanKari Holman was appointed Assistant to the CEO/Board Secretary in January 2011, and provides support to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, and Metrolink’s Board of Directors.

Holman joined Metrolink in 2008, and served as the Department Assistant for the Contracts department for three years prior to her promotion. She brings over 25 years of professional experience, including nine years with a construction management company. She is also a notary public.

The Southern Californian native’s introduction to Metrolink was as a passenger, impressed by its service.

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