Metro Council approves Mayor Barry’s nominee for transit agency board
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Jul 20, 2016

Colleen Hoy named newest member of MTA Board of Directors

Reposted from Nashville MTA. Read MTA’s Press Release Here.

NASHVILLE – Colleen Hoy, director of Programs for the Nashville Technology Council, has been appointed to
the Nashville MTA board of directors. She was confirmed in a vote by the Rules-Confirmations-Public
Elections Committee and approved by the Metro Council on Tuesday, July 19.

“I believe Colleen Hoy will be a strong voice on the MTA board as we consider more innovative and forward-thinking approaches to transit that will create a more connected city,” Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said. “I’m
grateful for her willingness to serve Nashville at this critical time when the decisions we make around transit
will impact our success and quality of life for generations to come.”

Hoy previously served as associate director of product development for Emerge Financial Wellness. Prior to
that, she was an associate consultant for c3/consulting where she managed a citywide initiative to develop a
strategic K-12 learning technology plan for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools through a public-private

“We are delighted that Colleen is joining our board,” MTA CEO Steve Bland said. “With her experience in the
technology and entrepreneurial community, Colleen understands the important role transit can play as our
population continues to grow and we become a more technology-savvy city.”

Hoy serves on Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Report Card Committee and co-chair’s the Alignment
Nashville Learning Technology Committee. She has served on Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance Board,
Vanderbilt’s Owen GSM Project Pyramid Alumni Board, and Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. Hoy
has consulted on education in Philadelphia, Nashville, and Nairobi, Kenya and on housing-microfinance in
Guatemala City, Guatemala.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dickinson College and a Master of Education in
International Education Policy & Management from Vanderbilt University.

Her first Nashville MTA board meeting will be July 28.

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Needless to say, NTC is very proud of Colleen! Congrats!

Congratulations @ColleenHoy on just being appointed to the @nashville_mta board!

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