Elliot “Lee” Sander, managing director, transportation, Hatch USA
Hatch has announced the addition of Elliot “Lee” Sander as managing director, transportation and a director of Hatch USA.
Sander is the former executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. He joins Hatch’s global infrastructure team, and strengthens the USA leadership team as the company enhances its globally-connected infrastructure business.
“Lee’s experience in the transportation sector is an excellent fit for Hatch,” said Michael Schatz, global managing director, infrastructure, in a news release from Hatch. “Under his leadership, the MTA achieved record levels of operational performance, advanced its capital program including the Second Avenue Subway, 7 Line Extension, the Fulton Transit Center, and other major projects, and dramatically improved its emergency preparedness and approach to climate change—credited with creating the framework that delivered a highly successful recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Our clients will benefit from his in-depth understanding of capital programs, especially in the field of transportation in large urban areas.”
Sander is the former chairman of the Regional Plan Association and serves as the senior independent director of the Board of the National Express Group (NEX), a UK-based global operator of rail, bus, para-transit, and school bus services. He is the vice chairman of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation and a member of the board for the Leo Baeck Institute. He also founded the Rudin Center for Transportation at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he was an Associate Adjunct Professor.