Deputy Chief Executive Officer
“Working with a team of people with diverse perspectives and talents is what makes this job fun. We have a unique opportunity to do things differently, think outside the box, and be as creative as we want to be.”
— Thomas Jasien
Tom Jasien has been METRO’s Deputy CEO since 2014. He joined the Authority in 2000 as Senior Director of Government Affairs and Community Outreach.
As Deputy CEO, Jasien oversees the departments of Public Engagement, Government Affairs, Ridership Services, and Planning Engineering and Construction, all of which are key to promoting METRO services and priorities while building for the future.
He makes sure METRO is well-represented with federal, state and local governments.
Prior to joining METRO, Jasien had an extensive career in Washington, D.C.
He was part of the White House advance team during President George H. W. Bush’s second vice-presidential term and was involved in his successful presidential campaign.
Jasien served as a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration as well as Deputy Director of the New Jersey Governor’s Washington, D.C. office where he coordinated congressional advocacy activities for the State.
Jasien also held key staff positions with the United States Senate, a government relations consulting firm and a major trade association.
Professional Associations and Activities
- Board Member, Texas Transit Association
- Member, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Member, Greater Houston Partnership Transportation Committee
- B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland