Public Affairs Expert John Rogers and MV CEO Brian Kibby Will Help Guide Company Innovation
DALLAS (September 24, 2015) — MV Transportation, Inc. today announced public affairs expert John Rogers and MV’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Kibby as members of the company’s Board of Directors, effective September 10.
“We are pleased to add John and Brian to the Board as they embody MV’s tradition of service and further strengthen our breadth of talent,” said Lisa Winston Hicks, MV’s Board Chairman. “They both bring fresh new perspectives to the Board and critical skill sets that will serve the company well as we develop our next generation of transportation and technology solutions.”
With more than 30 years of public and private sector expertise, John Rogers has successfully structured and led numerous organizations. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Capstone National Partners, a public affairs firm he founded in 2009. Capstone has offices in Washington, DC, and Milwaukee, WI. John also is the CEO and co-founder of RL Leaders, a firm that provides technical and creative solutions for national security. Also, he is a co-founder of the Gordian Institute, an innovation and strategy lab.
Among his many distinguished career experiences, in 1993 John was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to several posts at the US Department of Defense, including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Plans and Operations at the Department of Defense.
Driven by a profound commitment to public service, John has influenced meaningful advances in stem cell research, launching a political movement on this issue in 2006 with actor and advocate Michael J. Fox. He is a founding executive board member of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) and served as Vice Chair of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). John also serves on the board of the Association for the Recovery of Children and is currently the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI), a non-profit organization that assists Wisconsin companies in their efforts to capture federal contracts.
“The US public transit sector is ripe for disruption,” John says. “New operating models utilizing technology, along with new business models drawing on deeper public and private sector collaboration can lower cost while increasing safety, efficiency and quality. I hope to use my significant experience in the public and private sectors to help accelerate MV’s ability to lead that disruption.”
Brian Kibby, CEO of MV Transportation since January 2015, is already leading that disruption by rethinking the way in which transit users access their jobs, school, medical appointments, and social opportunities.
“As cities become more and more congested and less economically accessible to the majority of people, it has never been more important than now to launch flexible, affordable, green and scalable transportation solutions,” said Brian, who was listed as one of the “Top 10 CEO-ready leaders” by Forbes Magazine in 2013. “Moving people of all ages safely and efficiently to school, work, medical facilities, and social events are on many levels the heart of economic growth and prosperity.”
Brian continues, “Transportation funding sources are also under extreme scrutiny, suggesting public and private sectors need to collaborate to meet the ever-increasing need for improved transportation options for everyone. While interesting, on-demand car services won’t help ease traffic congestion, don’t scale, and are not affordable to most people. It’s time to press even harder, using technology and new ways of thinking to bring new and better solutions to transit.”
As such, Brian and his team will launch a new transportation service, for veterans by veterans at the American Public Transportation Association national meeting in San Francisco in October. A proud military veteran, Brian is passionate about improving the lives of fellow veterans.
This is not the first time Brian has used his position to improve access to needed services. Prior to joining the transit sector, he held various global roles in the education sector, with a focus on higher education, where access is also a central factor in much-needed transformation.
As president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education from 2010 to 2014, Mr. Kibby led the industry with his vision of adaptive learning technologies designed to accelerate student success. Launching the most successful higher education digital learning products to date, Brian was the driving force behind LearnSmart and SmartBooks which reimagined the way students learn. Brian has also held senior roles in the world’s leading learning company, Pearson, where his track record in driving the digital transformation in education is unmatched.