CLEVELAND - Peter Anderson has more than 40 years of management experience. At the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), he oversees 32 employees and an annual budget of more than $9 million that includes personal computers, user support, company-wide networks and telecommunications.

RTA experience

  • May 2014, Joined RTA as Executive Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Previous experience

  • 2004-2014, CIO and Director of IT for the City of Fort Worth.
  • 2000-2004, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO for the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).
  • 1998-2000, CIO/CTO for the City of Columbus, Ohio. 
  • 1973-1998, Served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, including 1994-1998 as Director/Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Systems Design Center, a software design agency.


  • 1973, Bachelor of Science Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • 1995, Completed the Senior Executive Leadership Course at the Kellogg School.

Transit activities

  • 2016-present, Co-Chair, Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP): Panel F-25
  • 2015-Present, Member, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Information Technology Committee and Cybersecurity Working Group
  • 2014-present, Member, Transit CIO Consortium
  • Committee Member, ITS Passenger Transportation & Services (PTSS)

Professional Memberships

  • 2017-present, Ohio CIO Academy Advisory Board
  • 2017-present, Special Districts Advisory Board
  • 2016-present, Board Member, Ohio Digital Government Summit
  • 2016-present, Board member, Premier CIO Forum
  • 2016-present, Member, Ohio City/County Information Technology Association (OCITA)
  • 2014-present, Member, Public Technology Institute (PTI), Inc., Technology Leadership Council
  • 2004-present, Member, Center for Digital Government, Digital Communities
  • 2016-present, Member, Northeast Ohio Society of Information Management

Honors and awards

  • 2017, Named Premier 100 Technology Leader by Computerworld.
  • 2017, RTA recognized by Public Technology Institute (PTI) as member of network of 2017 Technology Leaders. RTA also received 2 Technology Solutions Awards.
  • 2017, RTA awarded Special Districts’ Technology Innovation Award.
  • Numerous national and state awards for IT achievements from PTI and Texas Techology Awards.
  • National Top Ten Digital City Award, 3 of 4 years by The Center for Digital Government.
  • 2012, Named a Public Technology Institute (PTI) Fellow.
  • 2013, Recognized as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers by Government Technology.
  • 2012, Named a Public Technology Institute (PTI) Fellow.
  • Vice Presidential Hammer Award (twice) for Reinventing Government (reengineering and consolidation of operations of six major automated information system centers, saving $300,000+ annually).
  • Numerous individual and group awards in the Navy, including two Meritorious Service Medals.

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