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L.A. Metro Names Bryan M. Sastokas as New Chief Information Officer

Thursday March 29, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has announced the appointment of Bryan M. Sastokas as the agency’s new Chief Information Officer following an extensive search from a large pool of talented candidates.

“Bryan brings a decade of experience in the public sector with work that has been recognized with a Malcolm Baldridge Award and the Center of Digital Governments Award, among others,” said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “He brings a demonstrated track record of harnessing innovation while building and deploying products, services and infrastructure that support our business needs. He is a perfect fit for Metro.”

Mr. Sastokas holds a Master of Science in Management from Cambridge College. He attended undergraduate school with a focus on Computer Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, completed graduate studies at Harvard University in Software Engineering, and earned a Graduate Certificate in Senior Executive Leadership from Georgetown University. 

He currently holds the position of Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology and Innovation for the City of Long Beach. Prior positions he has held include Chief Information Officer for the cities of Oakland and Modesto as well as Coral Springs,  Florida.

A resident of Long Beach, Mr. Sastokas understands the changing landscape of Metro and is excited to be part of the future of transportation in Los Angeles County.

“I am honored to join Metro with its wonderful history and expertise,” said Mr. Sastokas. “I believe that its continued investment in technology solutions will further reinforce Metro as a true community asset.”

He will oversee the agency’s Information and Technology Unit with a budget of $65.2 million annually and a staff of 147 full time employees. His first day at Metro will be April 9.

About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines.  The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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