Dallas Area Rapid Transit has a new senior vice president of procurement to oversee contracts for the agency, according to a May 31 news release.

What happened?

President and CEO Nadine Lee announced Collina Washington-Beard was appointed DART’s senior vice president of procurement. Washington-Beard comes to the role with more than 18 years of experience leading business and procurement services with several transit organizations.

She most recently worked as chief business officer at the Eugene School District in Eugene, Oregon.

“The DART team is thrilled to welcome Collina Washington-Beard,” Lee said in a statement. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, which will be critical as DART works to increase ridership with a focus on operational integrity and the customer experience.”

The details

Washington-Beard will oversee DART’s contracts and purchasing functions, according to the news release. She will also oversee DART’s materials management as well as diversity and vendor management divisions.

“DART is an economic powerhouse, recognized outside of Texas for the work that they are doing to engage commuters and provide best-in-class transportation options,” Washington-Beard said in a statement. “It is an honor to join their team; I am excited to be able to align my knowledge and skills to help support their efforts.”