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WMATA's new GM/CEO to start July 25

WMATA announced in early May that Randy Clarke would be the new general manager and CEO of the organization.

WASHINGTON — Editor's Note: The video above was published on May 17, 2022.

Randy Clarke, WMATA's new general manager and chief executive officer plans to start his new role on July 25, according to a tweet Clarke posted Monday afternoon.

Clarke is coming from Texas where he was the president and CEO of Capital Metro in Austin, Texas. In one of his tweets, Clarke expressed his gratitude for serving as the president and CEO of Capital Metro. 

"Thank you and farewell @CapMetroATX & #ATX. Serving as CM CEO has been an honor and privilege & I’m so proud of what we accomplished together. We have collaboratively advanced an innovative, sustainable & equitable agenda that will positively transform this community forever," said Clarke in a tweet.

WMATA's board of directors announced that the organization was getting Clarke as the new general manager and CEO in early May. The search and selection of Clarke came after Paul Wiedefeld announced he was retiring from his position as general manager and CEO of WMATA in January.

It was originally announced that Wiedefeld would retire on June 30 but the former general manager and CEO retired a little over a month early on May 16

Andy Off took over the position as the interim general manager of WMATA since the surprise early retirement from Wiedefeld.

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