CX Advisory Board
Golden Empire Transit District
Manager of Safety, Security and Training
Area of Expertise
Active Leadership, Relating well to Customers and Employees, Business and Personal Security
As a transportation professional, Deidre A. Brown has worked in this arena for more than 30 years. She grew up in the borough of Queens, New York where utilizing public transportation at any time of the day or night was completely ordinary. Since her youth, Ms. Brown has adopted the mission to bring that level of service to various communities across the country. Whether it has been as a Trainmaster in Grand Central Terminal or, working to integrate bus and light rail in Sacramento, building a completely new light rail system in Minneapolis or overseeing the daily transportation of 30,000 students in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga., Ms. Brown has worked diligently to improve mobility options for thousands of Americans.
As the Manager of Safety, Security and Training, for Golden Empire Transit in Bakersfield, California, Deidre will endeavor to improve ridership with new initiatives such as Micro-Transit , a more technologically improved Training Department as well in addition to helping riders feel more secure as they traverse through the city.
While the above stated responsibilities have kept her extremely occupied over the years, she has made a lifelong commitment to community involvement. For more than three years, Deidre taught mathematics for the Stanley Kaplan organization.
She has received awards for volunteering to mentor students in the California Schools, Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program and for participation in planning the Martin Luther King, JR annual march. While in Minneapolis, she was asked to actively participate with students in the Minneapolis Public Schools and speak on a regular basis with the Minnesota Science Museum. More recently, Deidre has served as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, and was selected to participate in the most recent class of Leadership Bakersfield.