Deputy Chief Executive Officer
“Working with a team of people with diverse perspectives and talents is what makes this job fun. We have a unique opportunity to do things differently, think outside the box, and be as creative as we want to be.”
— Thomas Jasien
Tom Jasien has been METRO’s Deputy CEO since 2014. He joined the Authority in 2000 as Senior Director of Government Affairs and Community Outreach.
As Deputy CEO, Jasien oversees the departments of Operations and Human Resources. Tom is spearheading the authorities’ efforts to hire and retain the workforce necessary to rebuild METRO’s full service levels.
He is also coordinating authority-wide oversight of METRO’s capital projects and Climate Action Plan including the purchase and roll out of METRO’s first 20 electric buses.
Prior to joining METRO, Jasien had an extensive career in Washington, D.C.
He was part of the White House advance team during President George H. W. Bush’s second vice-presidential term and was involved in his successful presidential campaign.
Jasien served as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration as well as Deputy Director of the New Jersey Governor’s Washington, D.C. office where he coordinated congressional advocacy activities for the State.
Jasien also held key staff positions with the United States Senate, a government relations consulting firm and a major trade association.
Professional Associations and Activities
- Board Member, Texas Transit Association
- Member, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Member, Greater Houston Partnership Transportation Committee
- B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland