Stanton Chase finds new CEO with 40 years in port and railroad engineering
Long Beach, CA — The Governing Board of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) has appointed Michael Leue as the new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is the result of a nationwide executive search by Stanton Chase Los Angeles, which resulted in the board’s enthusiastic selection and approval.
“Mike’s exceptional knowledge of the San Pedro Bay Rail complex and railroad industry, his working relationships with many of ACTA’s stakeholders, his leadership style, and his top-flight management skills make him an ideal fit to lead ACTA into the next phase of its growth,” said Suzie Price, the ACTA chair and councilmember who represents Long Beach’s third district. “Mike brings maturity and creative ideas for how ACTA can improve corridor services, maintenance, and management.”
“I am honored by this appointment,” Leue said. “My 40-year career in port and railroad engineering and executive experience at Fortune 500 companies provide a strong foundation to serve in this leadership role at ACTA. Having worked on rail operations planning and engineering on the Corridor since its inception and being a local community member, I bring an understanding of the history and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Formed under the joint powers authority of the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach, ACTA is the intergovernmental agency that oversees the dedicated section of railway from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles (the “Corridor”). Fifteen percent of the nation’s container traffic travels through the Corridor. Created to address concerns about increasing levels of ground traffic in the area, the Corridor project’s improvements represent an investment of over $2 billion in rail-based infrastructure. The Corridor has successfully improved conditions in communities with reduced traffic congestion, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and improved safety by removing more than 200 at-grade crossings.