LINNETH RILEY-HALL, PRESIDENT

As Sound Transit’s deputy project director for the Federal Way Link Extension, COMTO WA President Linneth Riley-Hall is responsible for the 7.8-mile extension from Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Station. She was formerly the deputy chief of staff to CEO Peter Rogoff. Prior to that she was the design & construction contracts manager responsible for the planning, procurement, administration and close out of various complex architectural/engineering and construction contracts, including GC/CM and design-build for capital construction projects related to heavy rail, light rail, systems and facilities, valuing in excess of $15 billion. From 2001 through March 2010, she managed the solicitation, award, execution and close out of the city of Seattle’s public works contracts in addition to the small business and DBE Program; she developed rules, policies and procedures governing small business and DBE utilization and alternative public works GC/CM, D-B and job order contracts.

Linneth was a founding member of the annual Regional Contracting Forum. From 2014-2015, Linneth served as chair on the state of Washington Capital Projects Review Board (CPARB) Project Review and GC/CM Heavy Civil Committees. She is a speaker at many regional training events related to public works contracting and alternative public works.

Linneth was involved in establishing the COMTO Washington state chapter and led the charge to establish its internship program. She is working with the public sector (King County and Sound Transit) and private sector (WSP) to hire interns for the chapter. Linneth is an advocate for seeking to prepare the best and brightest for a career in transportation and helping to ensure a level playing field for minorities, businesses and communities of color.

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