Mike Terry was named the official IndyGo President and CEO in January 2009. He previously served as the interim head of the company upon the retirement of Gilbert Holmes in July 2008. Terry has been with IndyGo since 2003 and was the former Director of Business Development.
As company president, Terry is ultimately responsible for more than 400 employees and oversees the company’s 8.5-acre facility, 30 local service fixed routes, Green Line downtown/airport express and Open Door paratransit service. To provide the scope of these IndyGo services, the agency delivered nearly 9 million passenger trips in 2010.
Even though IndyGo's current operating funds are extremely lean in comparison to other transit agencies, Terry works hard to position the company for future growth. In fact, he helped secure federal stimulus funding that has allowed the company to make sigificant improvements to its facility, procure new buses as well as make investments in technology and key performance indicators.The IndyGo Board of Directors backs Terry because they know he understands the fine balance of managing the current transit system under its budgetary restrictions, while envisioning the potential for transit in our community and region.
Terry often speaks at legislative hearings, symposiums and town hall meetings, attends mayor’s night out events and college group discussions, as well as invites local organizations to the IndyGo facility for group discussions and tours—often times people are amazed by what they see. But among the most important initiatives Terry is involved in outside of IndyGo is Indy Connect, a collaborative effort to provide residents with transportation options in support of the future development of the Central Indiana region.
Before joining IndyGo, Terry worked as a Vice President for CHORUS, Inc., a human capital management firm and served as Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. He graduated from DePauw University in 1974 and later received his MBA from Butler University.