Executive Leadership & Senior Staff
Learn more about MTC’s executive leadership team and get senior staff contact information.
MTC’s Executive Leadership & Bios
Andrew B. Fremier, Executive Director
Office: (415) 778-5240
Andrew Fremier is MTC Executive Director, assuming the agency's top staff position on February 22, 2023. He also serves as the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).
In his previous role as Deputy Executive Director for Operations, Mr. Fremier also served as Deputy Executive Director of the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), supervising administration of all toll revenue from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges. This revenue is used to fund day-to-day operation, maintenance and administration of the bridges.
Mr. Fremier also managed MTC’s Design & Project Delivery, Electronic Payments, Facilities & Contract Services, Field Operations & Asset Management, and Technology Services sections. In this capacity, he oversaw the Bay Area’s 511 traveler information system, the Bay Area Express Lanes network, the Clipper® electronic transit-fare card program and the FasTrak® electronic toll collection system.
He has served as staff liaison for the Bay Area Headquarters Authority and the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority.
Prior to joining MTC, Mr. Fremier served as the Chief Deputy District Director for Caltrans District 4. A licensed civil engineer, he held a variety of positions during his 20 years at Caltrans, including leading the Toll Bridge and Highway construction program, and developing the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program.
Mr. Fremier is president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association for 2023, and is a former chair of the California Toll Operators Committee.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Alix Bockelman, Deputy Executive Director, Policy
Office: (415) 778-5250
As the Deputy Executive Director of Policy for MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments, she oversaw departments responsible for:
- Strategic financial planning and MTC’s management of federal, state and regional fund sources for transit, highways, roadways and other modes
- State and federal legislative advocacy, and public affairs and community outreach
- Planning, including the Bay Area’s long-range regional transportation and land use plan (Plan Bay Area), air quality and freight issues
Ms. Bockelman joined MTC in 1998 and her early assignments included stints as project manager, funding liaison, transportation forecaster and multimodal program manager.
In 2003 she was appointed principal analyst to oversee the region’s $18 billion transit expansion program. Two years later, Ms. Bockelman was promoted to Director of Programming and Allocations. In this role she was responsible for overseeing MTC’s strategic financial planning and managing the distribution of more than $1 billion annually in federal, state and regional transportation funds.
Outside MTC, Ms. Bockelman is a member and past chair of the Committee on Transportation Programming and Investment Decision-Making for the Washington, D.C.-based Transportation Research Board. She also is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and in 2007 was named “Woman of the Year” by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of WTS.
Ms. Bockelman is a registered Professional Engineer in California and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Policy, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bradford Paul, Deputy Executive Director, Local Government Services
Office: (415) 820-7955
Brad Paul MTC’s Deputy Executive Director for Local Government Services. In this role, Mr. Paul provides oversight and supervision of the Local Collaboration Programs, which include the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, POWER, BayREN, ABAG PLAN and the Advancing California Finance Authority.
Mr. Paul served as the acting executive director from November 2016 to June 2017 of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), providing oversight and supervision of ABAG's planning and service programs, and serving as liaison to the region's city, town, and county managers and administrators.
Mr. Paul started as ABAG's deputy director in March 2013. He came to ABAG with an extensive background in community planning and development, affordable housing and philanthropy. He has 30 years of experience helping private and public entities address the economic, social and political problems challenging cities and neighborhoods. His major focus has been on developing creative outreach, planning and development strategies, and mediating among groups with differing and passionate points of view. He has worked in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Mr. Paul served as San Francisco's deputy mayor of housing for Mayor Art Agnos from 1988 to 1992.
Derek Hansel, Chief Financial Officer
Office: (415) 778-6700
Derek Hansel joined MTC as Chief Financial Officer in March 2022, following the January 2022 retirement of longtime CFO Brian Mayhew.
Mr. Hansel from 2017 to 2022 served as CFO for the San Mateo County Transit District, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Express Lanes Joint Powers Authority, and in April 2021 was named Acting Chief Administrative Officer for the quartet of transportation agencies. Before joining the Peninsula transportation agencies, Mr. Hansel served from 2015 to 2017 as the assistant director of finance for the City of San José.
Mr. Hansel came to the Bay Area after serving from 2012 through 2014 as executive director of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, and from 2009 to 2012 as assistant chief financial officer for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Mr. Hansel’s private sector experience includes work from 2006 to 2009 as managing director and principal at Fairmount Capital Advisors in Philadelphia, where he managed an interest rate derivative advisory service for governments and nonprofit clients; and more than a decade with capital markets affiliates of Commerce Bank N.A.
Mr. Hansel holds a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College, and is a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association and the Association of Financial Professionals.
Senior Staff & Contact Information
Administration & Human Development
Nalungo Conley, Director
Office: (415) 778-6741
Bay Area Housing Finance Authority
Kate Hartley, Director
Office: (415) 778-6700
Bay Area Regional Collaborative
Allison Brooks, Director
Office: (415) 778-5265
Design & Project Delivery
Ashley Nguyen, Director
Office: (415) 778-5209
Carol Kuester, Director
Office: (415) 778-5253
Jennifer K. Berg, Director
Office: (415) 820-7947
Caitlin Sweeney, Director
Office: (415) 778-6681
Facilities & Contract Services
Denise Rodrigues, Director
Office: (415) 778-5297
Field Operations & Asset Management
Lisa Klein, Director
Office: (415) 778-5232
Finance & Accounting
Arleicka Conley, Director
Office: (415) 778-6796
Funding Policy & Programs
Theresa Romell, Director
Office: (415) 778-6772
Office of General Counsel
Kathleen Kane, General Counsel
Office: (415) 778-7975
Cynthia Segal, Deputy General Counsel
Office: (415) 778-6713
Matthew Lavrinets, Senior Attorney
Office: (415) 778-5272
Legislation & Public Affairs
Rebecca Long, Director
Office: (415) 778-5289
Regional Planning Program
Matt Maloney, Director
Office: (415) 778-5220
Nick Roethel, Director
Office: (415) 778-5205
Treasury & Revenue
Natalie Perkins, Director
Office: (415) 778-5377