Raymond W. Wolfe has been hired as executive director for San Bernardino Associated Governments. (San Bernardino Associated Governments)

 

Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Jim Steinberg, Staff Writers
Posted: 03/07/2012 01:48:49 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The executive director of Caltrans’ Inland Empire division on Wednesday was named the new head of San Bernardino Associated Governments, SanBAG officials said Wednesday.

Raymond W. Wolfe, who had been with Caltrans since 1991, replaces Interim Executive Director Ty Schuiling. Schuiling had been at the helm of SanBAG since August.

Wolfe couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday, but others said he was the right man for the job, which runs an agency that uses a $716-million budget to develop regional transportation plans for San Bernardino County.

“I look forward to working with him and moving SanBAG forward in these economic times and the significant challenges in making sure we get the funding for all the projects we need to do,” SanBAG board President Larry McCallon said.

McCallon, who is also mayor of Highland, said several candidates were interviewed, but Wolfe was the top choice and the board voted unanimously to select him as the new executive director.

Wolfe “is a fantastic leader and will bring a new dynamism to the position ….,” said Third District Supervisor Neil Derry, who serves on the SanBAG board. “I know Ray is the guy to get things done,” said Derry.

Caltrans District 8 – which encompasses San Bernardino and Riverside counties – has not selected an acting director to fill Wolfe’s position.

Wolfe’s last day at Caltrans will be April 6.

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