Ray Chiaramonte becomes TBARTA’s new executive director

New TBARTA DirectorAfter an extensive half-year search for qualified candidates, the TBARTA Board has named Ramond Chiaramonte, AICP, as its next Executive Director. Chiaramonte recently served as the Executive Director at both the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

The TBARTA Board was guided by a selection committee and an executive search firm in its decision process. Chiaramonte and Jim Ley, former County Administrator in Sarasota County, were the final two candidates, both of whom spoke and answered the questions at the board’s February 27 meeting.

“We were indeed fortunate to have two highly qualified professionals interested in serving the Tampa Bay Region as Executive Director of this organization. The board carefully and deliberately thought through the choice of Mr. Chiaramonte,” said Board Chairman Ronnie Duncan. “Ray will bring a tremendous depth of experience and practical planning vision to the organization and will work tirelessly to achieve its mission.”

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