L.A. Area Chamber Statement on the Appointment of Art Leahy as New Metro CEO

March 5, 2009 11:00 am

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the appointment of Art Leahy as the new chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).  Leahy will replace Roger Snoble, who has served Metro for seven years and announced his retirement in December 2008.

“Art Leahy is the right person to lead Metro following Roger Snoble’s departure,” said Gary Toebben, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.  “Leahy’s knowledge of Southern California transit issues, opportunities and funding will make him an effective leader, particularly as we begin to realize the benefits of Measure R.”

The L.A. Area Chamber is a leading advocate on transportation issues in Los Angeles.  The Chamber has long advocated for projects to improve mobility throughout the County and was a key supporter of Measure R – the voter approved half-cent sales tax to fund vital transportation projects in L.A. County. More information on the L.A. Area Chamber and its Transportation & Goods Movement policy committee is available at: www.lachamber.com.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

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