Mr. Buren was named Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2020. He oversees all human resources functions, including succession planning, talent development, performance management, beneﬁts, compensation, employee engagement, talent acquisition and EEO.
Mr. Clifford has over 43 years of experience in the railroad industry. His firsthand knowledge started in 1980 when he began his career as a trackman for Metra. From there, he went on to hold various positions at Metra such as welder, car cleaner, electrician, mechanical foreman, general foreman, and shop superintendent.
Mr. Delaney was named Chief Capital Delivery Officer in February 2022. He oversees Metra’s Capital Delivery Department, which is responsible for the delivery of capital infrastructure projects from design through construction.
Mr. Flores was appointed Chief Transportation Officer in June 2020. In this capacity, he is responsible for commuter operations on Metra owned and operated lines as well as those operated under purchase of service agreements with the BNSF and Union Pacific Railroads.
Mr. Konczal was named Chief Safety and Environmental Officer in November 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the administrative oversight and management of Metra’s safety programs and initiatives, environmental compliance and industrial hygiene activities.
Mr. Krakar was named Chief Engineering Officer in January 2019. In his current role, he directs the planning, development, and organization of all Engineering Department activities. The Engineering Department is responsible for the design and maintenance of Metra's infrastructure, including track, signals, telecommunications, bridges and buildings.
Mr. Radecki was named Chief Information Officer in May 2020. Prior to this role, Mr. Radecki was responsible for leading Metra through the business process, technology, and organizational transformation necessary to move Metra’s financial and payroll functions to Microsoft Dynamics’s AX Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP).
Mr. Rainey became Metra’s Assistant Chief Operating Officer in February of 2023. As Assistant COO, he leads all aspects of commuter railroad operations: Transportation, Mechanical, Engineering, and Quality Compliance. He has oversight responsibility for day-to-day operations and operating projects.
Mr. Stuebner was named Assistant Deputy Executive Director, Administration in April 2022. He is responsible for oversight of Metra’s Administration team, which provides support through Procurement, Real Estate, Railroad Contract Management, Labor Relations, and more.
Ms. Williams was named Assistant Deputy Executive Director, External Affairs in November 2022. She is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, implementation, administration, and operation of programs, services, and systems of the Marketing, Social Media & Graphic Design and Train Reporting and Customer Communications (TRACC) Center departments.