The mission of the Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) is to take people to the places that enhance their lives.
Adelee Le Grand is a leader, with over two decades of experience, who is passionate about utilizing mobility as a tool to create and sustain vibrant equitable communities. Her area of specialty is developing and communicating strategies into the implementation of business solutions and innovations. Adelee has served as a member of the executive team for two transit agencies. She has served as the Chief Mobility Officer for the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL), working closely with the Executive Director and Planning Division to develop a strategic plan to document the new state authority's suite of services and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders and regional partners. Adelee also served as the Chief Strategy Officer in service to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority where her responsibilities included developing the first Strategic Mobility Plan for the New Orleans Region and rebuilding the Planning Department. She empowers her team to view their portfolio of projects as opportunities to improve the lives of the community they serve. Her motto is, "it is not about the project, it is about how the project improves the community".
Jacqueline Halldow is a public sector leader with two decades of experience in executive leadership, communications, public relations, customer and constituent relations; and advertising development and buying. Ms. Halldow served as the Chief of Staff for NJ TRANSIT where she was responsible for operating and non-operating/administrative departments to support delivery of on-time, safe and customer-focused transportation services for the nation’s third-largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit; linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Communications for the State of New Jersey. Jacquie planned, developed and implemented day-to- day strategic communications strategies supporting Administration policies and initiatives. In addition, Jacquie directed a digital communications effort with over 1 million followers, with messaging directly aligned with strategic objectives and event.
Lena Petit was promoted to Chief of Policy and Performance. In her role, Lena plays an integral role in the Office of the CEO as a liaison between the CEO, Leadership Team, Board, and Independent Oversight Committee (IOC), with responsibility for driving the overall development, implementation, and reporting of policies, strategic plans, initiatives, and performance metrics aligned with HART’s mission and vision. Ms. Petit has been at HART for 17 years, and during this time, she has continued to hold positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Petit holds a Master of Arts degree. She is an active member of the APTA Board Administrator Committee; and is an alumnus of the Leadership FPTA and Leadership Hillsborough programs.