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.
Chief Administrative Officer
Darrell Brown has been involved in a wide variety of public transit related contracts, procurement and other issues on local, state and federal levels for over twenty five years.
He served in a number of capacities including General Counsel and Director of Procurement for the Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans. During his tenure with RTA, Brown oversaw contracts covering everything from major federally funded physical construction projects and related professional services to locally funded office supplies. He handled labor disputes, negotiated procurement and contract dispute resolutions in connection with RTA’s renovation of the Saint Charles Avenue Streetcar line, the historic Saint Charles Streetcars and the Carrolton Streetcar Barn. Risk Management, claims, safety and litigation management were among his many responsibilities as a senior manager for the RTA.