Cleveland RTA Names New Manager

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has named Mark Petit to be deputy general manager of innovation and technology.

He most recently served as chief information officer for the City of Akron where as a member of the mayor’s cabinet he led several city initiatives involving staffing, operations, applications, infrastructure, compliance and security.

An RTA news release said Petit, who was chosen in a national search, has more than 30 years of experience leading technology teams and initiatives in the private and public sectors.

Petit, who started at RTA on Feb. 1, also led cyber security programs including threat prevention and mitigation, as a member of the leadership team of the Summit County executive’s office.

He earned a degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Akron.

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