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Leslie S. Richards

CEO and General Manager
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Leslie S. Richards is the GM and CEO of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), where she oversees a budget of more than $2 billion and 9,500 employees. As the sixth largest public transportation agency in the U.S., SEPTA operates across six transportation modes. Before joining SEPTA, Richards served as the first woman secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), one of the largest U.S. transportation agencies. A staunch advocate for women and diversity in transportation and government, Richards has been recognized for her leadership in the industry and commitment to public service. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and urban studies from Brown University, and a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

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