Senior Leadership Team

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Win Buren

Win Buren

Chief Human Resources Officer

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. 

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Kevin Clifford

Kevin Clifford

Chief Mechanical Officer

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.

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Mark Delaney

Mark Delaney

Chief Capital Delivery Officer

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. 

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Vic Flores

Victor Flores

Chief Transportation Officer

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.

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Hilary Konczal

Hilary Konczal

Chief Safety and Environmental Officer

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.

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Chris Krakar

Chris Krakar

Chief Engineering Officer

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.

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Steven Radecki

Steven Radecki

Chief Information Officer

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).   

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Kevin Rainey

Kevin Rainey

Assistant Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Thomas Stuebner

Thomas Stuebner

Assistant Deputy Executive Director, Administration

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.

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Shanta Williams

Shanta Williams

Assistant Deputy Executive Director, External Affairs

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.