CLEVELAND -- Bruce Hampton has more than 33 years experience in public transit, including 28 years at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA).

Grants Administrator/Government Liaison;   Assistant to the General Manager;   Director of Personnel, Legal Counsel

As Deputy General Manager of Human Resources, he oversees an annual budget of $8 million and about 50 employees, including 5 direct reports. Human Resource functions include:

  • Employment and Recruitment
  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Labor and Employee Relations
  • Training and Employee Development

RTA experience

  • 1990-1993, Joined RTA as Director, Labor and Employee Relations.
  • 1993-2004, Appointed Associate Counsel, Administrative and Labor Law. 
  • 2004-Present, Named Deputy General Manager of Human Resources.

Other experience

  • Served in key positions with the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority in Dayton, OH, including Grants Administrator/Government Liaison, Assistant to the General Manager, and Director of Personnel, Legal Counsel.
  • 1982-1990, Attorney in private law practice.


  • Attended Bowling Green State University.
  • 1975, Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Administration from Wright State University.
  • 1977-1981, Juris Doctorate degree from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Professional memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Human Resource Committee, American Public Transportation Association
  • Transit Labor Exchange Committee
  • National Society for Human Resource Management
  • Partnership of African Americans in Human Resources

Community involvement

  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools Parents Organization
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights Football Boosters
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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