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COMET Appoints New COO > Columbia Business Report

Jackie Bowers has been promoted to Director of Operations for the Central Midlands Regional Authority. She was previously responsible for customer experience and contract compliance.

Bowers will oversee the day-to-day operations of the prime contractor to ensure day-to-day service delivery and will also continue to lead the customer experience department, according to a COMET press release. She will report to Leroy DesChamps, CEO of COMET.

“Ms. Bowers brings a lot of value and experience to the work we do at COMET,” said Derrick Huggins, interim CEO and executive director of the organization. working with other public transport agencies, municipalities and the public to help promote and maintain an effective and efficient public transport system for the people of the Midlands.”

Bowers has over 20 years of experience in transportation, operations and customer service. She worked at The COMET for 12 years under Transdev Services, Inc., a prime contractor, as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy General Manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Carolina.

Contact Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.