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Joseph G. Costello
Senior Vice President, Finance

Joseph G. Costello
Executive Staff
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Joe Costello brings 20 years of executive level transit experience to DART in his role as senior vice president of finance. Costello oversees DART's budget process, financial planning, debt financing and management, treasury, funds management, revenue administration and collection, grants management, accounting, accounts payable, and business process reengineering.

Prior to joining DART, Costello worked for the Regional Transportation Authority which provides financial oversight, funding, and regional planning and services for public transportation in northeastern Illinois.

Experience
Senior Vice President, Finance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit: 2014-present
Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL: 2010-2014
Chief Financial Officer, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL: 1995-2010
Financial Controller, NFC plc, International Moving Division, Naperville, IL: 1991-1995

Professional
Member, Executive Board and Committee on Government Debt Management, Government Finance Officers Association
Board and Finance Committee Member, American Public Transportation Association
Founding member, Transit-Finance Learning Exchange
Contributing author, Financial Policies (GFOA, 2012, author Shayne Kavanagh)

Education/Certifications
BS, Accounting, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
MBA, University of Chicago - Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Public Finance Officer
American Institute of CPAs
Illinois Society of CPAs

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