CATA Executive Staff

CATA’s Executive Staff oversees the planning and management of CATA operations.

Sandy Draggoo

Sandy Draggoo

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CEO/Executive Director

Sandy Draggoo began her career at CATA in 1974 and has served as its Executive Director since 1984. Her high standards of excellence and outstanding leadership skills led CATA to being named one of the best transit systems in North America, not once but twice. She has provided countless hours of service to numerous local, state, and national organizations.

Draggoo’s leadership in the transportation field and focus on community service were recognized with the presentation of the following awards:

  • 2010 Michigan Women's Hall of Fame — 2010
  • 2006 Sharon Banks Award for Innovative Leadership in Transportation — Transportation Research Board
  • 2003 General Manager of the Year — American Public Transportation Association
  • 1996 Professional Excellence Award for Alumnus — Spring Arbor College
  • 1991 Diana Award for Business Achievement — Greater Lansing Chamber of Commerce

Bradley T. Funkhouser, AICP

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Deputy CEO

Andrew Brieschke

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Director of Operations

Sean Gleason

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Director of IT Services 

Steve Lewis

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Director of Maintenance


Director of Marketing


Director of Finance