CMT announces hiring of Grants/Program Manager

lenorafisherCitizens for Modern Transit has hired Lenora Fisher as the new Grants/Program Manager for the organization. Lenora will begin work March 25, 2013.

Ms. Fisher recently served as Washington University Center for Religion and Politics Assistant Director.  Prior to that position, she spent two years working on the Obama Presidential Campaign, where her responsibilities ranged from Field Organizer to Religious Outreach Coordinator to Midwest Operations Director. During graduate school, she interned with the Pew Forum on Religion and the Public Life and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy.  She also engaged in several cultural studies that explored topics like the role of religion in government and the influences of racism and poverty in society throughout her education.

She holds a bachelor of arts from Greenville College, as well as masters degrees from both Wesley Theological Seminary and American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Fisher is currently a resident of University City.

 “We are excited to welcome Lenora to the CMT team. We think she will be a great asset to the organization and help CMT move St. Louis to the next level with regards to a good public transportation system. She is familiar with transit, has excellent communication skills and is able to work with a diverse group of constituents. Lenora is a go-getter and will have no problem jumping in with both feet to ensure the success of transit in the region,” said Kim Cella, CMT Executive Director.

“I am thrilled to join CMT’s efforts to expand public transportation in St. Louis.  I firmly believe that efficient, well utilized, and user friendly public transportation is crucial to the success and economic development of a city like St. Louis. Everyone in this community would benefit from improved public transportation and I look forward to addressing the challenges and concerns this community faces around its expansion and development,” said Lenora Fisher, CMT new Grants/Program Manager.