Wanted: Super hero to run the T

Posting for CEO job contains no salary info

THE JOB POSTING for the new general manager/CEO of the MBTA seeks someone with exceptional skills but offers no hint at what their pay will be.

“The MBTA is seeking a strong, innovative, and strategic visionary and turnaround executive,” says the six-page position specification. “This leader will have the proven ability to transform organizational structure, act as a change agent, and lead a complex and public organization.”

The job posting itself says candidates must have “superior skills” in transformational leadership, fiscal and operational management, capital delivery and asset condition, customer experience and engagement, talent acquisition and employer branding and labor relations. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 15 years of experience in senior leadership and executive roles. A masters in business administration or public administration is preferred.

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Bruce Mohl

Editor, CommonWealth

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

The T has hired Lochlin Partners of McLean, Virginia, to handle the search.  State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said the firm led the search for a leader of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority but also has experience in the private sector. The firm is being paid $90,000 to conduct the search, a T spokeswoman said.

The T spokesman also said “the MBTA will review market data and recommendations from the search firm in order to determine an appropriate and competitive salary” for the general manager’s job.