Politics & Government

Pierce Transit CEO finalists will meet community on Wednesday

The two finalists vying to be Pierce Transit’s next chief executive will meet the public in an open session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Susan Dreier and Michael D. Griffus will be introduced to the community during a busy day for them that includes interviews, a tour of transit facilities and meetings with employees. Transit board members then will convene at 6:30 p.m. for possible action on their CEO decision.

The hourlong public session will take place in Lakewood at the Pierce Transit Training Center, 3720 96th St. SW.

Dreier is the chief operating officer (2010-present) at Salem-Keizer Transit, a public transportation system based in Oregon’s capital city.

Griffus is the former chief executive (2010-2014) of Keolis Transit America, a Los Angeles company that manages transit and rail operations across North America.