May 24, 2022

Cleveland, OH - The GCRTA has promoted Janet Burney to the position of Deputy General Manager, Legal Affairs/General Counsel. Ms. Burney was hired to the GCRTA as Deputy General Counsel in June 2012 and brings over 40 years of experience in private and public sector law. Ms. Burney will begin her new role at GCRTA on July 31, 2022.

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Burney to her new role on the GCRTA leadership team,” said GCRTA’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer India Birdsong. “After a very competitive national search we were delighted to find our own Ms. Burney to be the best fit for this role.”

“I am looking forward to continuing to deliver on the GCRTA mission of Connecting the Community,” said Burney. "We have so much opportunity to enhance the quality of life for Northeast Ohio residents, and I am excited to be a part of doing so in this new role!"

Prior to joining GCRTA, Ms. Burney was a judge with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas-Juvenile Division, private practice, and Chief Assistant Director of Law with the City of Cleveland. Additionally, Ms. Burney has healthcare experience as a hospital administrator and registered nurse. She has been a board member with several community-oriented organizations throughout her legal career and belongs to several local legal associations. Ms. Burney received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Skidmore College.