Katharine Kelleman, CEO
Katharine Kelleman has the pleasure to serve as chief executive officer of Port Authority of Allegheny County, the public transit system serving the Pittsburgh region.
She is responsible for the operations of a 700-vehicle bus fleet and an 80-vehicle light rail system, which provide service to a total of more than 220,000 riders a day. She also oversees Port Authority's capital and operating budgets; partners and builds relationships with regional stakeholders; and successfully develops and manages local and federally-funded projects that enhance and expand service across the Pittsburgh region.
Since joining Port Authority in 2018, Katharine has supported better communication with customers; advanced the development of a mobile fare payment application; championed the need for a long-range service plan; and fought to ensure stable, reliable and sustainable funding to support a growing system.
Prior to joining Port Authority, Katharine served as the CEO at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) in Tampa, Fla. She had previously worked in leadership roles for the Maryland Transit Administration and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), and began her career in public transit as a transit planner in San Angelo, Texas.
Katharine received her Bachelor's degree in history from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and her Master's degree in public administration from San Angelo State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Public Transit Association.
Katharine lives in Mt. Lebanon with her husband and two sons.
Mike CetraShow More
Mike Cetra serves as Port Authority’s Chief Legal Officer and Open Records Officer. His division includes the Legal & Consulting Services, Internal Audit, Claims and System Safety Departments, and the Port Authority Police Department. Prior to joining Port Authority in early 2007, Mike was in private practice as a commercial litigator. Mike earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, and Master of Business Administration degrees from Duquesne University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a concentration in English writing, from the University of Pittsburgh. Mike is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Inez ColonShow More
Chief Human Resources Officer Inez Colon is responsible for the strategic development and management of HR core functions, including benefits, compensation, talent acquisition and development, employee and labor/union relations, alcohol/drug compliance, civil rights/diversity and fostering a positive and productive culture. Prior to joining Port Authority in 2001, Inez was a senior recruiter for U.S. Airways and VP for Organizational Design Consultants. Inez received a Bachelor’s degree in HR Management/Personnel Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed all coursework toward her doctoral program, also at Pitt. She holds a Senior Certified Professional certification from the Society for HR Management and a Senior Professional in HR certification from the HR Certification Institute. Inez also teaches HR at various universities.
Jeffrey DevlinShow More
Jeffrey Devlin has served as Port Authority’s Chief Information Officer since May 2018. His division oversees internal and external technological advancements to improve public transportation in Allegheny County. Prior to joining Port Authority, Jeffrey spent more than 25 years designing systems and leading the implementation of various technology projects, mostly in the higher education sector. In 2015, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group named Jeffrey CIO of the Year in Education. Jeffrey earned his Bachelor's degree in business computer systems analysis from Saint Vincent College and his Master of Business Adminstration from Robert Morris University.
Mike HeidkampShow More
As Port Authority’s Chief Operating Officer for Transportation, Mike Heidkamp is responsible for many aspects of Port Authority’s system, from bus and rail operations to maintenance and operator training to special services and detours and the electronics shop. Mike began his career at Port Authority in 1993 as an bus operator. After a decade behind the wheel, he worked as a driving instructor and Commercial Driver’s License examiner, manager of the Way Department and the Non-Revenue Fleet Maintenance Department, as Director of Service Delivery at the Authority’s garage in Collier. He became Deputy Chief Operations Officer for Transportation in 2018. A second-generation Port Authority employee, Mike was born in Brookline, graduated from Brashear High School and now resides in North Fayette Township with his wife, who is also a Port Authority employee, and their three dogs.
David HuffakerShow More
Chief Development Officer David Huffaker joined Port Authority in September 2018 after 15 years at Sound Transit in Seattle. David oversees the Engineering and Technical Support functions, long range Planning, Scheduling, Contracted Services (ACCESS) and the Transit Oriented Communities and Sustainability Programs. During his time at Sound Transit, David progressed from financial analyst to deputy executive director of operations and support services. Prior to his tenure at Sound Transit, David held positions at Price Waterhouse in Chicago, the Port of Seattle and Microsoft. David received a Bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University, a Master's degree from the University of Washington, and is a Certified Public Accountant. David was a member of the Leadership APTA class of 2014 and participates on a number of APTA committees. He was also a member of the Eno Transit Senior Executive Class of 2018.
Jim RitchieShow More
Jim Ritchie serves as Port Authority’s Chief Communications Officer. His division includes Marketing, Public Relations, Government Relations, Customer Service, Advertising and Creative Services. Prior to joining Port Authority in 2009, Jim was a reporter and editor with local news organizations for more than 15 years. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Rhetorical Communication from the University of Pittsburgh and will soon complete a Master of Science degree from Brandeis University in Digital Marketing and Design. Jim is a member of the American Marketing Association, the American Public Transportation Association’s Marketing & Communications Committee, and serves on the executive committee for the Airport Corridor Transportation Association.
Don RivettiShow More
Don Rivetti serves as Port Authority’s Chief Operating Officer for Maintenance. His division includes bus, rail and non-revenue vehicle maintenance and staff. Don also oversees the warranty program and bus procurement. Don has been with the Port Authority for more than 18 years in various capacities within the Maintenance Department. Don recently completed Robert Morris University’s Leadership Development Certificate Program for Organization Leadership. He also serves on several committees for the American Public Transportation Association.
Peter SchenkShow More
Peter Schenk is Port Authority’s Chief Financial Officer. His division includes procurement, operating accounting, cash management, service center operations, grants and capital programs, accounts payable, payroll, administrative services and materials. Peter has been with the Port Authority for more than 18 years in various capacities with the Finance Department. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Peter worked for Allegheny County as a Budget Analyst and a Capital Budget Manager. Peter also worked for a number of years for the City of Pittsburgh as a Budget Analyst. Peter is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems. He volunteers with his family for the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania.