COTA Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President/CEO
COLUMBUS, OH—Today, The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Board of Trustees announced the
appointment of Emille Williams, vice president of operations, to the position of interim president/CEO, effective
Oct. 1, 2017.
Current President/CEO W. Curtis Stitt, has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30, 2017.
Williams will perform the duties and fulfill the responsibilities of the office of the president/CEO for COTA
until the new president/CEO is appointed.
Williams joined COTA’s Leadership Team in May, 2016, where he heads the operations division of the
authority. Before coming to COTA, he held the position of chief engineering officer in the operations
division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) in Philadelphia.