Senior Director of Maintenance and Facilities
Gerald Alfred, is an “Innovative & Forward-thinking” transit professional that joined BJCTA as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in June 2021. Mr. Alfred comes to BJCTA with more than 15 years of Executive Management experience. He began his career at the Wave Transit System, the public transportation provider for the City of Mobile as the Director of Planning & Capital Projects. Under his leadership he was responsible for Capital Improvements, Procurements, Contract Administration, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)-Title VI, Equal Employment Opportunity, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs, both administration and compliance.
In addition, Alfred was a certifying member for the Alabama Department of Transportations (ALDOT) Unified Certification Program (ALUCP) and a noted presenter on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Process; Strategic Transportation Planning and Connecting the Dots, “A Professional Development Series” designed to coordinate the efforts and resources of Public and Private transportation providers.
Mr. Alfred is person with a passion for making a difference and as a result many initiatives were implemented that aided in the advancement of “The Wave” to include, Founding member of the City of Mobile Disadvantaged Business Consortium and the development of a Comprehensive Passenger Amenities and System-Wide Enhancement plan.
Mr. Alfred is a certified grant writer, transit planner and was a member of the Mobile Metropolitan Planning (MPO) Technical Coordinating Committee. His grassroots efforts and accomplishments have been recognized nationally by the United States Department of Juvenile Justice and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
He has served on various boards and committees to include the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame nominating Committee, Alabama Career Center Board of Directors; Mobile Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors and the Prichard Mohawks Foundation Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of Miles College and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.