RTS Executive Management Team
RTS’ Executive Management Team is responsible for the organization’s overall administration, management, strategic planning, and operation.
Chief Executive Officer
Miguel Velázquez was named Chief Executive Officer in December 2022 and took over leadership of the Authority on January 1, 2023. Velázquez is a long-time member of the RGRTA team. He started in 1999 as a member of the Information Technology team and worked his way up to Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Deputy CEO before being appointed as CEO.
During his 23-year career at RGRTA, Velázquez has successfully overseen significant, innovative projects such as the transformation of the Authority’s information systems, the construction and opening of the award-winning RTS Transit Center, and the design, planning and implementation of Reimagine RTS, the transit system redesign project, to name a few.
As a resident of the Rochester region for more than 30 years, Velázquez is deeply committed to its quality of life. That is why he has raised funds for youth programs and served on the Boards of several community-based organizations such as the Al Sigl Center and the Ibero-American Action League. Velázquez is currently a member of the Catholic Charities Family and Community Services Board of Directors, the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative steering committee, and the Systems Integration Project. This commitment to the community contributed to Velázquez being named a 2012 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal Forty under 40 Award.
Velázquez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Rochester and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business. He is a member of the New York Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society of collegiate schools of business.
He and his family reside in Pittsford.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Adair joined RGRTA in January 2013. He previously served as the County of Monroe’s Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for the overall development and management of the County’s financial management function, as well as Purchasing, Real Property, Treasury, and financial reporting. He served as the County Controller before being named CFO in August 2008. Prior to joining Monroe County, Adair was a senior manager for KPMG LLP, and worked with numerous government municipalities and not-for-profits in New York State.
Adair holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, a council member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and served as President of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2015. In 2012 he was awarded the Financial Executive of the Year Award for Non-Profits by the Rochester Business Journal and the Rochester Chapter of the Financial Executives International. He is a 2003 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal Forty under 40 Award. He serves on the Board of Directors of Baden Street Settlement House.
Chief DEI Officer
Tracy Archie serves as RGRTA's Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Officer. She leads the Authority’s DEI strategy and is focused on driving lasting cultural and behavioral change. Tracy’s work includes implementing DEI initiatives, serving as a strategic partner to the Authority’s leaders, and helping the organization strengthen its capacity to live its mission and values by fostering an anti-racist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of belonging. She is also focused on building and establishing partnerships with members of the community to increase access and opportunity for all people. Additionally, Tracy represents RGRTA on the American Public Transportation Association Racial Equity Commitment Signatories Group, which helps member agencies like RGRTA advance racial equity within their organizations.
Prior to joining RGRTA, Tracy built a career in higher education with the State University of New York (SUNY) and the private sector that spanned more than 25 years. She served in roles including administration, management, affirmative action, multi-cultural affairs, training, and instruction. She most recently served as a senior executive, Chief Diversity Officer, and Title IX Coordinator at SUNY Erie in Buffalo, NY. She also served at Finger Lakes Community College as Coordinator of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Other stops on her journey included Monroe Community College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Nazareth College, and the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.
Tracy obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from SUNY Buffalo. She has also earned certifications from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), and University of South Florida DEI in the Workplace.
Dan DeLaus joined RGRTA as General Counsel in January, 2015. He represents the Authority in all legal and regulatory matters and transactions.
DeLaus began his career in the Monroe County Public Defender’s office and then moved on to private practice. He returned to county government in 2004 as County Attorney. Five years later, County Executive Maggie Brooks appointed him Deputy County Executive, her chief policy advisor and senior staff member. Dan’s operational expertise, leadership skills, and connections throughout the community make him a strong addition to the RGRTA team.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Notre Dame.
DeLaus serves as Chairman of both the Bivona Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors and the Town of Penfield Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a member in good standing of the Monroe County Bar Association.
He resides in the Town of Penfield with his wife, Sandy, and their three children.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Dobson is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing Maintenance, RTS Access, Scheduling, and Transportation Services. Chris joined RGRTA in 2003 as a member of the Finance team and worked his way up to Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Transportation Services, before being promoted to COO.
In his 20 years with the Authority, Chris has been instrumental to the success of significant, innovative projects. These include the transformation of RGRTA’s legacy financial system, assisting with oversight for the design, planning and implementation of Reimagine RTS, and developing an Operational Excellence scorecard to improve engagement with and among Bus Operators. Thanks to his leadership, RTS has achieved a stable record of safety and improved customer satisfaction, reached record results in on-time performance, and has been recognized for these sound processes by the Greater Rochester Quality Council.
He is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and the University of Rochester Simon Business School and was recognized by Mass Transit Magazine in 2017 as a top 40 under 40 best and brightest. Chris is also a graduate of Leadership Rochester, and a member of the finance committee for Epilepsy Pralid, Inc.
Chris resides in Hilton with his wife and son.
Chief People Officer
Amy Gould is the Chief People Officer for RTS, overseeing Human Resources, Customer Service, Marketing, Community Outreach and Business Development. Amy joined the Authority in March 2014, bringing more than 20 years of expertise in all facets of human resource management and people development. She led the effort to design the Authority’s first ever internal customer service standard campaign, which has since evolved into The RTS Way, linking our values to behaviors to drive a more inclusive culture. This has been the catalyst for employee recognition and engagement initiatives across the organization.
Gould earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College. She brings a blend of public and private sector experience, having served in multiple human resources capacities with the City of Rochester, and most recently with Johnson & Johnson as the lead Human Resource Manager for their Rochester subsidiary prior to joining RTS.
Gould is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council for the United Way of Greater Rochester and an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She also sits on the Human Resources Committee and Workforce Development Sub-Committee for the American Public Transportation Association.
Gould currently resides in the village of Fairport with her husband and three children.
Chief Customer & Community Experience Officer