DART Names New Senior Vice President of Procurement

Collina Washington-Beard will oversee DART's contracts and purchasing functions, as well as maintain oversight of the agency’s Materials Management and Diversity and Vendor Management Divisions.

Collina Washington-Beard has been named Dallas Area Rapid Transportation’s senior vice president of procurement, DART President & CEO Nadine S. Lee announced.

Washington-Beard joins DART after more than 18 years leading business and procurement services with several transit organizations and most recently serving as the Chief Business Officer at the Eugene School District in Eugene, OR.

“The DART team is thrilled to welcome Collina Washington-Beard,” Lee said in a statement. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role which will be critical as DART works to increase ridership with a focus on operational integrity and the customer experience. Her expertise will help ensure DART creates dynamic and beneficial partnerships with diverse companies and organizations across our service area that will help both DART and our region thrive.”

Washington-Beard will oversee DART’s contracts and purchasing functions, as well as maintain oversight of the agency’s Materials Management and Diversity and Vendor Management Divisions.

“DART is an economic powerhouse, recognized outside of Texas for the work that they are doing to engage commuters and provide best in-class transportation options,” Washington-Beard said. “It’s an honor to join their team; I’m excited to be able to align my knowledge and skills to help support their efforts.”

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