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Marin nonprofit hires transit exec

Marin nonprofit hires transit execErick Villalobos has been hired as general manager of transportation services of Whistlestop – a Marin County nonprofit providing classes, transportation and other assistance to people with disabilities.

The San Rafael-based Whistlestop stated that in his new role, Villalobos will report to Whistlestop’s Chief Operating Officer Nancy Geisse and be responsible for the leadership and management of Whistlestop’s transportation services department. He will also manage Whistlestop’s current operating contracts and partnerships with Marin Transit, Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District, Transportation Authority of Marin, and other agencies and organizations with special transportation needs in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties.

Prior to Whistlestop, Villalobos held several positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for over 30 years. Most recently, he served as director of UCSF Transportation Services, associate director of UCSF Transportation Services and security manager of UCSF Police Department.

Villalobos holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and political science

from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University. He also holds certifications from the Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Department of Transportation: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration & Training, and UCSF Leadership Institute.

“I was drawn to Whistlestop because of its deep commitment to serving its community and because the values of the organization so closely align with my personal values,” Villalobos stated in the announcement. “It’s a privilege to use the skills and expertise I have developed in the transportation sector to help make a difference, and work alongside Nancy and the rest of the Whistlestop transportation team to grow Whistlestop’s specialized transportation services so that no one is ever left behind.”

Erick Villalobos

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