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Meet the RTC Directors

Mr. Gibson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC). The RTC is an integrated transportation agency serving as the metropolitan planning organization, public transit operator and street and highway agency for the citizens of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area and unincorporated Washoe County, which includes a portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Since his appointment in 2009, Mr. Gibson has focused on customer service, partnerships, collaboration, and reducing agency operating costs, as well using alternative project and program delivery methods. The results include:

  • Reducing agency operating cost by over 30 percent while delivering the largest multimodal construction program in the agency's history.
  • Restructuring the transit system to reduce operating costs while improving customer satisfaction with improved on time performance and innovative services such as the RTC RAPID bus rapid transit project;
  • Executing a shared services initiative between the RTC and the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency for regional economic forecasting and mapping.
  • Broader community outreach program and introduction of Construction Manager at Risk delivery methods.

Mr. Gibson is making the RTC a leader in sustainability and transportation. The RTC adopted a Sustainability Policy, achieved LEED certification for two recently opened transit centers, and obtained recognition for the development of Complete Streets and sustainable highway design throughout the Truckee Meadows. The region was designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists and one of the RTC’s major roadway projects - the SouthEast Connector - was recently recognized by the Federal Highway Administration as a project worthy of demonstrating sustainable design practices. Other accomplishments include obtaining a Transportation Investment for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions (TIGGER) FTA grant to purchase and demonstrate electric bus technologies as well as winning an FTA State of Good Repair grant to replace older fixed route vehicles with newer fuel efficient hybrids. 

Industry and Community Involvement

Mr. Gibson is a founding member of the Northern Nevada Transportation Collaborative (NNTC), a coalition of business and government leaders, academic researchers, transportation professionals and citizens dedicated to promoting transportation as key tool for economic revitalization, quality of life, and sustainability. In 2012, Mr. Gibson will be the Chairman of the Nevada Executive Committee for Transportation Safety where he works withstate and local agencies to champion safety policies for all modes of transportation. He is also a member of the TRB Planning Applications Committee and the APTA Planning and Policy Committee.



David Jickling has worked for the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) since 1991. He began his career in multi-modal transportation planning and transit operations 25 years ago at the City of Tucson. David was appointed RTC's first Director of Public Transportation in November 2001, assuming responsibility for operational planning and management of all contracted public transportation functions of the RTC. In 2010, transit capital and facilities maintenance responsibilities were moved into the department which was renamed Public Transportation and Operations. Mr. Jickling received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in 1981.


Amy McAbee Cummings joined the RTC as Director of Planning in 2010. She has experience in comprehensive planning, project development, community outreach, and performance-based planning. Amy is responsible for managing the agency's metropolitan planning organization program. In this capacity, she develops and manages the Regional Transportation Plan, Regional Transportation Improvement Program, Public Participation Program, multimodal corridor studies, and other interdisciplinary analyses that guide project development and transportation planning. She is also experienced in developing environmental documents under the National Environmental Policy Act and has helped the RTC better link planning and NEPA and planning and project development.

Amy has an undergraduate degree from Florida State University, a Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a masters degree in transportation history from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional.

Brian Stewart joined the RTC in April 2017 as the Director of Engineering. He earned his Civil Engineering Degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He is a professional engineer and has more than 20 years of experience working in public works. He served as associate civil engineer for Shasta County, CA and most recently Stewart was senior civil engineer for Placer County, CA managing complex environmental improvement and transportation projects in the North Lake Tahoe area for the past 13 years. His experience includes federally funded projects through the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration inclusive of roads, bridges, and transit structures. Brian had a major role in the creation of Complete Streets in the Kings Beach, CA commercial core area and construction of the Tahoe City Transit Center. Brian is a member of the Nevada Chapter of the American Public Works Association.  

Stephanie Haddock has worked for the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) since 1997. She has more than 20 years’ experience in private and governmental accounting and financial management. Appointed as the Director of Finance in August 2014, Stephanie oversees the accounting, budgeting, auditing, federal grant compliance, risk management, procurement and financial planning functions of the RTC. Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno with a major in Finance and minors in Accounting and Economics. She is a certified government financial manager (CGFM).

Angela Reich is the Acting Director of the Administrative Services department which includes Human Resources, Information Technology and Security & Safety, and she is a member of the Process Improvement Steering Committee. Angela joined the RTC in 2007 and has over 20 years of private and public sector human resource management experience.

Ms. Reich received her Bachelor of Science degree from State University New York (SUNY). She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.