As President of the CTA, Dorval R. Carter, Jr. oversees more than 10,000 employees and helps ensure that everyone works together in adhering to the agency's mission of delivering quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.
Appointed as CTA President in 2015, Mr. Carter has led the way for unprecedented investment in CTA. Under Mayors Rahm Emanuel and Lori Lightfoot, Mr. Carter has overseen more than $8 billion of projects completed, begun or announced—including the largest construction project in CTA history (the Red and Purple Modernization), the largest railcar order in the agency’s history, and the reconstruction/rehabilitation of more than 40 rail stations.
Prior to becoming CTA President, Mr. Carter served as the Acting Chief of Staff to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, managing a department with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime and surface transportation.
Prior to that, Mr. Carter served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as well as FTA’s Chief Counsel, where he provided support to the Department of Transportation’s General Counsel on legal matters concerning the federal transit program.
Mr. Carter is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2019 Motorola Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award from the Civic Federation of Chicago; the Transportation Research Board’s 2021 Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship; and most recently the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2021 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award, the same year the CTA was named APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation System.
A graduate of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Carter also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., as well as the Illinois and Federal bar associations.
Jeremy Fine was named the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in February 2016. Prior to joining the CTA, Mr. Fine served as the Deputy Comptroller for the City of Chicago, overseeing the debt and credit portfolios. He previously worked as a Public Finance Officer at ABN AMRO / LaSalle Bank Capital Markets, where he was involved in underwriting bonds for various municipal issuers throughout the Midwest. Mr. Fine received a B.S. in International Relations/Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Sanja E. Noble joined CTA in 2018 as the CTA Director of Treasury Operations. Prior to joining the CTA, Ms. Noble served as the Treasury Manager for The University of Chicago overseeing debt compliance and treasury operations. She previously managed the debt portfolios for Chicago Public Schools and Cook County Government. Ms. Noble received her B.A in Economics from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA and Masters in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Michele Curran is the Deputy CFO & Comptroller for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and was previously the Vice President of Budget and Capital Finance. Prior to joining the CTA in 2016, Michele was the Assistant Comptroller for the City of Chicago’s debt management and investment banking relations. She was with the City for 18 years and assisted in managing the City’s $23 billion fixed and floating rate debt portfolio.
Michele graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science and received an MBA from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.