Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is a tax-supported, independent political subdivision of the State of Ohio and is a government entity. SORTA operates Metro fixed-route bus service and Access paratransit service for people whose disabilities prevent their riding Metro buses.
SORTA is governed by a 13-member volunteer citizens’ board of trustees. Seven trustees are appointed by the City of Cincinnati and six are appointed by Hamilton County. Hamilton County appoints three of its own trustees plus one each representing Butler, Clermont and Warren counties. The funding relationship between SORTA and the City is established by the City/SORTA Agreement of 1973.
To contact the SORTA board or to receive e-mail updates on upcoming SORTA board meetings, contact Shannel Satterfield via email.
SORTA Board Meetings
Third Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.
602 Main Street, Suite 1100
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Kreg Keesee - Chair
Mr. Keesee, Chief Supply Information Officer for Michelman, Inc., has more than 20 years of experience in the graphic arts and consumer products industries. Prior to this role, he held positions in Sun Chemical’s graphic services, supply chain, information technology and strategic planning departments. He most recently served as vice president of graphic services. He started his career as a commercial lender with Michigan National Bank and spent eight years working in Procter & Gamble’s food and beverage division. He received his degree in economics from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the University of Michigan Business School. Mr. Keesee, his wife, Shannon, and two children live in Hyde Park. He joined the SORTA Board in 2014.
Maurice Brown - Vice Chair
Maurice Brown is president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers (AFSCME) Local 250 representing the City of Cincinnati employees. He has been an employee with the City of Cincinnati since 2007 and was a Minority Small Business Owner for 15 years. He is a board member of the City of Cincinnati’s Community Development Advisory Board. Previously, he served as a social service worker and mentor for the “Friends of the Children” program formerly funded by Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services, and was a volunteer with the Greater Cincinnati YMCA summer youth program and a youth basketball and softball coach. Mr. Brown has been a resident of Cincinnati for more than 30 years. He joined the SORTA board in 2015.
Mrs. Black is a senior manager of StriveTogether, a KnowledgeWorks subsidiary and nonprofit organization that works to ensure that every child succeeds from cradle to career. Mrs. Black is a graduate of Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She serves on the board of Shelterhouse
Mr. Cull is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, where he oversees operations and strategic initiatives aimed at growing the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati USA region. Previously he served as Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs at The Kroger Co., Legislative Director and Press Secretary for Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken and as a consultant at Global Lead Management Consulting. Mr. Cull serves on the government relations commitees of the Food Marketing Institute and the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., and the boards of Tender Mercies and The Mercantile Library. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications from Xavier University. Mr. Cull and his family reside in Clifton.
Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, The Federalist Society, Ohio Management Lawyers Association, and the AIPAC Cincinnati Council. He has been recognized among the Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers and the Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers in Business. Mr. Greenberg serves on the boards of the Hebrew Union College, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati and is a past board member of the Jewish Family Service.
Mary Miller is the CEO of JANCOA Janitorial Services a local, award-winning, 43 year-old family owned and operated commercial cleaning company, for the past 22 years. JANCOA created The Dream Manager Program, popularized by the New York Times best-selling book under the same title by Matthew Kelly, which has encouraged people around the world to achieve their dreams. In addition, Miller is an Associate Coach with Strategic Coach, working with entrepreneurs at quarterly coaching workshops in Chicago. She was recently recognized as a YWCA Career Women of Achievement honoree and a 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year honoree. Miller serves on the board of directors for the YWCA, Goering Center for Family Businesses at the University of Cincinnati, United Way, Easter Seals and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Mosby is the Executive Director for Journey to Liberty, a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides services to those seeking life improvement. Mr. Mosby also hosts a weekly radio show, "Glimpses of the Kingdom" which airs on WGRI, Inspirational 1050 AM. Previously, he served as Senior Manager of Public Affairs for Wal-mart, where he oversaw government and public relations for more than 140 stores throughout Ohio. He has also held the role of Public Information Officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 8 and served as Chief of Staff for three former Cincinnati City Council members. Mr. Mosby serves on the North College Hill City Council and is an Elder with the Ekklesia of the Lord Jesus Christ. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the United States Navy Officer Candidate School.
Gwen L. Robinson
Gwen L. Robinson serves as President/CEO for Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, a position she has held since 1995. She is a co-founder of Every Child Succeeds, President of the State Community Action Association, and member of many boards, including the Hoxworth Advisory Board, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI), the Public Library Foundation Board, the Cincinnatus Association, the Public Benefit Board for the State of Ohio, and the Fifth Third CRA Board. She was the first African-American President of the Cincinnatus Association. Ms. Robinson has received many awards, including the 2010 Profile in Courage, The Cincinnati Enquirer 2006 Women of the Year, Leading Women of the Year, YWCA Career Women of Achievement, Ladies of Distinction 2007 Honoree, NAACP 2006 Wright Overstreet Award, Radio One Women Empowerment Award, and the Dada Rafiki award. She lives in Springfield Township with her husband and has two adult sons. She joined the SORTA board in 2012.
Daniel St. Charles
Mr. St. Charles is a web developer at DAS Solutions, LLC, contracting with Robert Half Technologies Inc. and Cando, Inc. His clients have included Organized Living, eBay and Fischer Homes. Mr. St. Charles previously worked as a contracted software developer, project leader and financial consultant for A.W. St. Charles & Associates Inc., and as IT director for Frank J. Catanzaro Sons & Daughters Inc. He is a board member of Blue Chip Republicans and the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from Xavier University. Mr. St. Charles currently resides in Dent. He joined the SORTA Board in 2014.
SORTA board meetings
Third Tuesday of every month, 8:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. depending on month (see below schedule).
602 Main Street, Suite 1100
Cincinnati, OH 45202
SORTA Board 2018 Meetings Schedules
|Planning & Ops
|Jan. 9||Jan. 9||Jan. 16
|Feb. 13||Feb. 13||Feb. 20
|March 13||Mar. 13||Mar. 20
|April 10||April 10||April 17
|May 8||May 8||May 15
|June 12||June 12||June 19
|July 10||July 10||July 17
|Aug. 14||Aug. 14||Aug. 21
|Sept. 11||Sept. 11||Sept. 18
|Oct. 9||Oct. 9||Oct. 16
|Nov. 7||Nov. 7||Nov. 13
|Dec. 11||Dec. 11||Dec. 18
Meetings will be held at:
The Gwynne Building
Mt. Adams Board Room
602 Main Street, Suite 1200
Special Meeting - May 2011
Special Meeting - April 2011
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