Executive Staff

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  • Stephen G. Bland

    Stephen G. Bland - Chief Executive Officer

    Email: [email protected]


    Lending leadership expertise from transit systems both large and small, Steve views his primary purpose as chief executive officer of WeGo Public Transit to be a steadfast steward of the greater Nashville community. He is honored to serve as an advocate for the system becoming an even more gratifying part of the lives of current riders and an appealing consideration for future travelers. Steve believes providing safe and efficient transit is an essential public service for growing cities and is committed to ensuring WeGo's service continues to rise at every level. He's happy to be at the helm of making positive changes for Nashville, to be living in a city where he and his wife can dine at amazing restaurants and where he can continue to work on his admittedly rather bad golf game.
  • Andy Burke

    Andy Burke - Chief Operating Officer

    Email: [email protected]


    Andy Burke first caught the highly contagious transit bug shortly after beginning his career as a Paratransit Operator at the University of Massachusetts. His love for the road led him to get his CDL and move to fixed route service before spending the next 15+ years in the transit industry. During his career, he’s held various positions across the United States in both private and public systems. Andy could have very well written WeGo Public Transit’s mission statement himself as someone who believes that well-performing transit systems are at the heart of successful and healthy communities. As an avid rider himself, Andy is always looking for ways to enhance transit and connect riders to their lives and communities. After long days of brainstorming, Andy likes to let his hair down with a nice walk outside, playing some games with friends, a jam session with buddies, or a round of disc golf.
  • Edward W. Oliphant

    Edward W. Oliphant - Chief Financial Officer

    Email: [email protected]


    Edward W. Oliphant brings more than 35 years of accounting and budgeting expertise to his chief financial officer role at WeGo Public Transit. He has lived in the area long enough to have watched our region grow into a highly desirable destination and is excited to use his post to further enhance transit opportunities for all. As a certified public accountant and citizen of our community, Ed gives credence to the power a fiscally healthy transit system has to offer enriching experiences for people from every socioeconomic group and corner of the city. As a self-professed food and entertainment aficionado, he loves that many of Nashville's hidden gems can be found just steps away from a bus stop.
  • Vince Malone

    Vince Malone - Chief of Staff and Administration

    Email: [email protected]


    Vince Malone previously served as Director of the Civil Rights Division with Tennessee Department of Transportation. He is appointed to serve on the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Contracting Equity and serves several executive committees with AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials). He was Chief Compliance, Risk, and Human Resource Officer for SRS, Inc. of Hendersonville. Malone holds a J.D. in Law from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Political Science from Lipscomb University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Sumner Development Corporation and as a Commissioner and Chairman of the Gallatin Housing Authority. He is also an officer and board member with 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee.
  • Renuka Christoph

    Renuka Christoph - Chief Communications Officer

    Email: [email protected]


    Renuka Christoph joined WeGo as Director of Marketing, Communications, and Sales in April 2021 from the Music City Center where she served as the Director of Communications overseeing marketing, media, public relations, and communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master’s degree in marketing from Tennessee State University. She served as a board member for Sister Cities of Nashville, a freelance travel writer for The Tennessee Tribune and The Tennessean, and launched Nations in Our Neighborhood, an initiative promoting Nashville’s ethnic food and culture.
  • Nick Oldham

    Nick Oldham - Chief Safety and Security Officer

    Email: [email protected]


    Nick Oldham joined WeGo in 2018 and quickly rose through the ranks, serving most recently as Director of System Safety and Risk Management. He also worked as a System Support Analyst at Arizona State University. Oldham holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Luther Rice College and Seminary. He also has certificates in Public Transportation Safety and Transit Safety and Security from the U.S. Department of Transportation – Transportation Safety Institute and a Data Analytics certificate from Pivot Technology School. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Aphesis House in Nashville.

 
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