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Leadership

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Norman Carlson
Chairman

Norman Carlson was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in April 2013 by the Chairman of the Lake County Board, and was elected Chairman of the Metra Board in October 2016.

Romayne C. Brown
Vice Chairman

Romayne C. Brown was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in September 2013, and was elected Vice Chairman of the Metra Board in October 2016.

John Plante
Director and Treasurer

John Plante was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in October 2013 by the north suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Rodney S. Craig
Director and Secretary

Rodney S. Craig was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2014 by the suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Manuel Barbosa
Director

Manuel Barbosa was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2013 by the Chairman of the Kane County Board.

Don A. De Graff
Director

Don A. De Graff was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2011 by the south suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Ken Koehler
Director

Ken Koehler was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in September 2015 by the McHenry County Board. He is a 52-year resident of McHenry County and Crystal Lake.

Director

Stephen Palmer was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2016 by south and west suburban members of the Cook County Board.

John E. Partelow
Director

John E. (Jack) Partelow was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in July 2009 by the Will County Executive, and was elected Vice Chairman of the Metra Board in November of 2012, serving in this position until November 2016.

John P. Zediker
Director

John P. Zediker was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2013 by the Chairman of the DuPage County Board.

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