METRO accepts CEO Greanias' resignation

George Geanias has been president of METRO board since 2010

December 20, 2012 4:10:55 PM PST
METRO's George Greanias will no longer be the head of the agency next year.

On Thursday, METRO's board voted to accept Greanias' resignation as present and CEO, effective December 31. However, Greanias will continue to serve as a consultant the agency for six months, as it searches for a new leader.

Meanwhile, Tom Lambert, the organization's former police chief, has been tabbed as interim CEO while METRO searches for a permanent one.

"George took the job over at a very difficult time for METRO and we've come a long way. There was a real crisis of confidence and financial concerns. I think the turnaround here is one of the greatest things that has happened in our community," Chairman Gilbert Garcia said in a prepared statement.

Greanias took over on an interim basis in May 2010 after former President and CEO Frank Wilson resigned over a scandal involving alleged misuse of money and document shredding. The interim tag was dropped in September of that same year.

Greanias himself then got tangled in a scandal after the METRO board suspended him for accessing adult-oriented websites over a METRO Wi-Fi network.