General Counsel for Legal Affairs

CLEVELAND -- As Chief Legal Officer for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Sheryl King Benford oversees:

  • Contracts
  • Risk management
  • Litigation
  • Real estate
  • Employment matters
  • Safety
  • Claims
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Compliance with the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)

RTA experience

  • Joined RTA as Deputy General Manager: April 2000
  • Supervises: 38 employees, including 9 attorneys
  • 2013 Operating Budget: $10.0 million
  • 1991-92, worked as an associate counsel to close out the $60 million construction and purchase of the Tower City Station.

Previous experience





Updated Dec. 7, 2017

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