Team - VIA Metropolitan Transit


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

Elected by VIA Board of Trustees

Image: VIA Trustee Akeen Brown

Akeem Brown
Vice Chair

Bexar County Appointee

Athalie Malone

City of San Antonio Appointee


Image: Board Member Laura Cabanilla

Laura Cabanilla
Executive Committee

City of San Antonio Appointee

Bob Comeaux

City of San Antonio Appointee

Louis R. Cooper
Executive Committee

Greater Bexar County
Council of Cities Appointee

Jordana Mathews

Bexar County Appointee

Image: Board Member Javier Paredes

Javier Paredes

City of San Antonio Appointee

Image: Board Member Melanie Tawil

Melanie Tawil

City of San Antonio Appointee

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via executive leadership team

Image: VIA President and CEO Jeff Arndt

Jeffrey C. Arndt,

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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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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