Nadine Lee is the Chief of Staff for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for Metro’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation. In this role, Nadine launched innovative concepts in planning, project delivery, and operations, all in the interest of providing an accessible, convenient and reliable mobility system for the citizens of Los Angeles County. She also led the development of Vision 2028, Metro’s 10-year strategic plan to increase prosperity for L.A. County through improved mobility.
Prior to her tenure in L.A., Nadine led the development and implementation of the Flatiron Flyer Bus Rapid Transit for Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD), a project that produced a 40% growth in corridor bus ridership in its first few months of revenue service. Nadine also served as the Engineering Project Manager for the Northwest Rail and Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility projects in the FasTracks Program.
Nadine is a graduate of Leadership APTA and past Director on the WTS International Board. She was awarded 2019 WTS International Woman of the Year. She also studied the role of performance management in improving service delivery in four Southeast Asia cities as part of the TCRP International Transit Studies Program. A registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Kansas, Nadine received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Despite being an engineer by education, Nadine flexes her creative muscles in Adult Beginning Ballet several times a week and just completed her third performance in May.