Team - VIA Metropolitan Transit

Team

VIA is governed by a 11-member board of trustees. Board members are appointed to staggered two-year terms by the following entities: San Antonio City Council (appoints five), Bexar County Commissioners Court (appoints three), and the Suburban Mayors (appoints two). The Chair of the Board is elected by the Board members and serves a two-year term. The 11-member VIA Board of Trustees meets monthly to discuss policy issues and hear comments from the community. VIA Board meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Fernando Reyes

Fernando Reyes
Chair


Elected by VIA Board of Trustees

Image: VIA Trustee Akeen Brown

Akeem Brown
Vice Chair


Bexar County Appointee

Athalie Malone
Secretary


City of San Antonio Appointee

CURRENT VIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

IMage: VIA Board Member Paul Basaldua

Paul Basaldua
Member


Bexar County Appointee

Image: Board Member Laura Cabanilla

Laura Cabanilla
Executive Committee


City of San Antonio Appointee

Bob Comeaux
Member


City of San Antonio Appointee

Louis R. Cooper
Executive Committee


Greater Bexar County
Council of Cities Appointee

Image: Trustee Ayda Gonzalez

Ayda Gonzalez
Member


Bexar County Appointee

Image: Board Member Javier Paredes

Javier Paredes
Member


City of San Antonio Appointee

Image: Board Member Melanie Tawil

Melanie Tawil
Member


City of San Antonio Appointee

Image: Trustee Kevin Wolff

Kevin Wolff
Member


Greater Bexar County
Council of Cities Appointee

View our team biographies for more detail on our background.

via executive leadership team

Image: VIA President and CEO Jeff Arndt

Jeffrey C. Arndt,
President/CEO


Jeffrey C. Arndt is President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA provides transportation services to the Bexar County region, including the fast-growing City of San Antonio, identified as the seventh-largest city in the United States.
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Image: Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson,
Deputy CEO


As the Deputy CEO, Edward Johnson provides executive management for VIA’s divisions of Transportation; Fleet and Facilities; Safety, Training and System Security; Fiscal Management; Human Resources; Procurement; and Technology and Innovation. He also provides strategic support to VIA’s President/CEO in Board relations, planning, and communications.
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Jon Gary Herrera,
Senior Vice President of Public Engagement


Herrera leads VIA's Public Engagement Group, which includes Marketing and Communications, Government and Community Relations, and Customer Care and Sales teams. The Public Engagement Group oversees VIA’s branding and messaging strategy, community outreach, public relations, and advertising.
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Bonnie Prosser Elder,
Senior Vice President Legal/General Counsel


Bonnie Prosser Elder is responsible for the oversight and coordination of legal services for VIA. She is also responsible for the risk management and claims section of the organization.
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Kammy Horne,
Senior Vice President of Development


Kammy Horne is responsible for service and capital planning, capital engineering, and real estate acquisition and management.
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