Jeannie Kwon

SVP, Chief Administrative Officer
New Jersey Transit, Newark, NJ

Jeannie Kwon is the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the NJ TRANSIT Corporation. In this role she has executive oversight of Strategy and Planning, Human Resources, Contracting and Purchasing, the Office of Business Development for Civil Rights and Diversity Initiatives, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Jeannie joined NJ TRANSIT in April 2018. She was previously the Executive Director of the Construction Industry Partnership for the City of New York and Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Construction Committee, where she led the City’s capital and workforce investment strategy. She also served as Chief of Staff at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for its $35B megaproject expansion program and in a variety of positions including Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Superintendent, and Deputy General Manager for the NYC Transit Department of Subways Lexington Avenue #4 Line, for Rapid Transit Operations, Station Operations, and Car Equipment. Jeannie holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Oberlin College. She was a founding Officer on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) chapter in NY. She has served as a Cohort Mentor for the Fellowship in Emerging Leaders in Public Service at New York University. She serves on the International Organization for Public Transportation Authorities and Operators (UITP) Combined Mobility Committee, the Business and HR Committee, and is the Vice President for the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) chapter of New Jersey. She is also the Executive Sponsor of NJ TRANSIT’s Black and African American Employee Resource Group.

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