At its June 19 meeting, the CMAP Board selected Erin Aleman as the agency's next executive director, effective July 15. Aleman will succeed Joseph C. Szabo, who is retiring this month after four years at the helm of CMAP and a 40-year career in public service that also included roles as Mayor of Riverdale and Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. At the meeting, the Board recognized and thanked Szabo for his service to the agency and the entire region.
Aleman is an accomplished leader with extensive public sector experience implementing transportation and land use policies. She currently serves as vice president of Metro Strategies and previously was director of the Office of Planning and Programming at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Prior to IDOT, Aleman spent eight years at CMAP as a key contributor to the agency's strategic planning and GO TO 2040 initiatives. Read more in the Daily Herald and Crain's.
Other Board meeting highlights
Also at the meeting, the Board also approved the FY 2020 Unified Work Program, as well as CMAP's FY 2020 Budget and Work Plan. The Board also recognized former Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson, who this spring retired as mayor and as a CMAP Board member, a role he has served since CMAP was founded. The full meeting agenda and materials are available on CMAP's website.