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Executive Director

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E-470 Public Highway Authority – Executive Director

E-470 Public Highway Authority
E-470 is the toll highway that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The 75-mph highway is not tax-funded and extends 47 miles from State Highway C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County to I-25 near 160th Avenue in Thornton. The E-470 Public Highway Authority consists of eight member jurisdictions: Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties, and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Parker, and Thornton.

E-470 is a non-stop, all-electronic toll road that offers customers a safe, reliable and convenient commute. E-470 strives to offer top-notch customer service and works hard to provide a value to those that choose the road. ExpressToll customers save up to 20% in tolls on E-470, gain access to the ExpressToll Rewards Program and also enjoy the benefits of easy online account management and automatic payments. For more information, visit

In 1987, the Public Highway Authority Act was passed by the Colorado State Legislature, giving the E-470 Public Highway Authority the power to do everything needed to plan, design, finance, construct, and operate the toll highway.  E-470 is operated by the Authority and financed without state or federal funding or taxes.  E-470 relies primarily on toll revenues as well as vehicle registration fees, investment income, and other non-toll revenues.

The first segment of the highway opened on June 1, 1991 and the final segment was opened on January 3, 2003.

The Position
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall supervision of all activities of the E-470 Public Highway Authority. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and formulates or recommends all actions needing to be taken by the Board.

Important areas of experience for the Authority's Executive Director are project and public finance, toll operations management, organizational management, inter-governmental relations, and political and public relations.  An outline of the Executive Director's duties is as follows:

Duties and Functions:

Board of Directors Relations

  • Responsible for overall leadership activities of the Authority, both short and long term plans.
  • Formulation of all recommended policies to accomplish the directives of the Board of Directors.
  • Implementation and execution of all policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Informing the Board of Directors of all issues that may affect the Authority, and stand as primary point of interaction between the Board and staff, consultants and the media.


  • Responsible for all management and personnel decisions of the Authority.
  • Review and compare results to all stated objectives of the Authority, taking the necessary steps to correct unsatisfactory conditions.
  • Management of the executive staff of the Authority, assisting them when necessary to ensure consistent objectives.
  • Maintain open communication with executive staff to reach stated goals.
  • Select, evaluate, and motivate executive staff.
  • Supervises the formulation and compliance of annual budgets.
  • Supervise all financial commitments of the Authority.
  • Oversee the activities of the legal counsel of the Authority.
  • Oversee the activities of the Executive Committee to ensure sufficient communication and coordination of activities.
  • Develop and execute on innovative approaches to increase E-470 traffic and Authority customer accounts and net revenues.
  • Develop and implement measures to assist in developing greater financial stability for the Authority and cost-effective retirement of its debt.
  • Develop and execute on innovative approaches to increasing the Authority's non-toll generation of net revenues.


  • Represents the E-470 Public Highway Authority to agencies and the public.
  • Coordinates all lobbying activities at the state and federal levels.
  • Manages all governmental relations.
  • Primary media spokesperson for the Authority.
  • Represent the Authority at IBTTA functions and meetings.

Education and Experience
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, or a closely related field.  A demonstrated commitment to professional development is desired.  Operational experience in managing and directing a complex organization with a minimum of five years supervisory experience is required.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success with knowledge and experience in transportation, information technology, and project management; tolling experience is highly preferred. Fiscal experience to include budget development and management is essential for this position.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who sets a positive example of competence, professionalism, energy and work ethic to the organization and community. This is a key position within the Authority and it is essential for the successful candidate to work closely with Legislators, Government Agencies, and the Department of Transportation. Effective communication along with strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual to be successful; advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative.

It is essential for the Executive Director to work closely with the Authority in carrying out initiatives and setting the tone and vision for the staff. The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and must have the capacity and interest to be an effective mentor and supportive leader for staff.

The E-470 Public Highway Authority is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance will be available for the successful out of area candidate.

How to Apply
Applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:
Reference: E470ED


Affion Public
2120 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Fax: 717-214-8004

*Deadline to receive resumes is October 20, 2015.

Posted: 03/22/2022