ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority CEO Jim Harrison died unexpectedly Friday morning, the company said.
Harrison, 63, has been with Lynx for 30 years. He was promoted to CEO in 2019.
Harrison was a Melbourne native and a licensed professional engineer in Florida.
He navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and oversaw the first electric buses on the LYMMO transit service.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, who serves as chairman of the Lynx Board of Directors, said Harrison’s personality was infectious to everyone around him.
“Jim’s leadership, style and trustworthiness will be missed by all that knew him,” he said. “My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, friends and everyone at Lynx.”
Harrison will be replaced on an interim basis by Lynx Chief Administrative Officer Tiffany Homler Hawkins.
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