William J. “Bill” Deville has more than thirty years of transit experience and has worked in a variety of capacities in the industry.
Deville spent more than two decades with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, culminating in the role of Chief Executive Officer. His work with MV Transportation led him to Capital Area Transit System, where he worked for two years as both Project Manager for MV and COO for CATS.
Upon completion of the MV contract with CATS, Deville was hired as a full-time employee as the Chief Revenue Officer for CATS. In April 2016, he was appointed the Interim CEO for CATS while a national search for a permanent replacement was conducted.
On September 20, 2016, Deville was unanimously appointed by the CATS Board of Commissioners as the Chief Executive Officer for CATS.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Charles “Mr. O” Odimgbe began his tenure with CATS in July 2019, and he comes to CATS with more than thirty years’ experience in the transit industry.
Mr. Odimgbe’s transit career began as a bus operator in Portland, Oregon, and he progressed to Operations Planner. He has also worked in Washington, Rhode Island, and Ohio.
Mr. Odimgbe has worked in both the public and private sectors of the industry and has held a variety of positions, including General Manager and CEO.
Odimgbe has received a plethora of accolades throughout his distinguished career, including Executive of the Year and led SARTA in 2006 when it was awarded APTA’s Most Outstanding Public Transportation System.