Rocky Donahue; Executive Director - Pace

Rocky Donahue is the Executive Director of Pace, Northeastern Illinois’s suburban bus, regional ADA paratransit, and vanpool service provider. In his 35-year career at Pace, Rocky has served in many leadership roles, including Deputy Executive Director of External Relations, Deputy Executive Director of Internal Services, and Director of Government Affairs. He has overseen the functions of Community Relations, Customer Service, Government Affairs, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, Signs & Shelters, Finance, Budget, Grants, Capital Infrastructure, Procurement and Information Technology.

As Executive Director, he provides leadership and direction to all areas of Pace to ensure that the agency achieves its goals, which all serve to provide safe and reliable public transportation services to the residents of Northeastern Illinois while being good stewards of the environment and the taxpayer dollar. Rocky also serves as the Chairman of the Illinois State University Board of Trustees and is a member of the Illinois Public Transportation Association Board of Directors, Good Shepherd Board of Directors, APTA Legislative Committee, and the ARC of Illinois.