MTA Selects New GM

The Mason Transit has a new General Manager: Brad Patterson. The MTA’s Board of Directors approved an employment contract with Patterson Tuesday afternoon. Patterson will be taking the GM position currently held by Dave O’Connell who is retiring at the end of this year.

Patterson comes to Mason County from Greeley-Evan Transit is Greeley, Colorado where he served as Transit Services Manager. He started his transit career as a fixed route bus operator while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University. Patterson then became Grants Manager and performed a variety of contract work while earning a Masters’ of Business Administration degree from CSU-Denver in 2004. Brad Patterson’s first day with Mason Transit is Monday, November 14th. Patterson’s annual salary is $90,000 and he will be reimbursed moving expenses.