East-West Gateway Board names new leader

Jim Wild, new East-West Gateway Executive Director

Jim Wild, new East-West Gateway Executive Director

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization, named a new leader today at its monthly board meeting.  The East-West Gateway board unanimously voted to name Jim Wild as its executive director.  Wild replaces Ed Hillhouse who resigned in June.

East-West Gateway is responsible for setting the transportation policy and priority projects for the region.

Wild had been the interim executive director of since June 30 following Hillhouse’s resignation.

Wild had been the deputy executive director since May 2012 and has worked at East-West Gateway for 22 years, beginning as a transportation analyst.