Transportation Corridor Agencies Name Valarie McFall Deputy Chief Executive Officer
IRVINE, Calif. - June 24, 2020
UPDATE: Valarie McFall has retained the role of Deputy CEO for the Transportation Corridor Agencies. Her appointment became official on Oct. 14, 2020.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) announce the interim promotion of Valarie McFall to the position of the Agencies’ first Deputy CEO effective July 1. McFall will support the CEO by managing administrative functions, coordinating critical projects and initiatives, overseeing legislative and governmental activities, and fostering inter-agency relationships and partnerships to help fulfill TCA’s mission to improve regional mobility.
Since joining TCA in 2000, McFall has held a number of senior positions, most recently serving as Chief Environmental Planning Officer, responsible for managing TCA’s 17 mitigation sites that span more than 2,200 acres of protected open space. Her expertise in public policy, with an emphasis on environmental and regulatory sectors, proved instrumental to TCA in the completion of the South County Traffic Relief Effort and advancing the 241/91 Express Connector Project – two critically-important, large-scale projects that will provide countywide and regional congestion relief.
“Valarie has been a valuable member of our executive management team for more than five years. Her track record of successfully developing strategy to strengthen communication and build relationships with our region’s transportation agencies brings value to TCA and will be highlighted in this elevated position,” said Samuel Johnson, TCA’s interim CEO. “She is a leader in the transportation industry and will be instrumental as TCA continues to embark on a fresh era as a government agency operating the largest network of toll facilities in the state.”
“I’m honored to be named the Agencies’ first Deputy CEO and plan to use my experience to build upon the successful partnerships and collaborations that I have established over the years to keep TCA at the forefront of the tolling industry and The Toll Roads as a vital transportation link in Southern California,” McFall said. “I look forward to working alongside our talented team to continue providing a valuable service for the region.”
McFall earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental analysis and design from the University of California, Irvine. She is an active member of the Orange County chapter of Women in Transportation Seminar, serves on the board of directors for the Natural Communities Coalition of Orange County and is a member of the Southern California Association of Government’s Technical Working Group. She is past vice chair of the Center for Demographic Research at California State University, Fullerton and past vice chair of education for the Urban Land Institute’s Infrastructure Initiative Council.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.