M.J. Maynard joined the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in February 2007. As Deputy General Manager, she is currently at the helm of diverse agency departments including Finance, Fixed Route, Paratransit and Specialized Services, Human Resources, Safety & Security, Technical Equipment, Fleet, Transit Amenities and Customer Care. M.J. and her extensive team manage a budget of more than $230 million annually and incorporate the best practices of the private sector with those of the public sector, utilizing statistics, analytics, and monthly as well as annual benchmarks to ensure the agency’s fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers.
M.J. was recently appointed to serve on the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Board of Directors, an organization leading efforts to ensure public transportation is available and accessible in communities around the country.
M.J. worked in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years prior to joining the RTC. She previously served as Vice President for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where, for more than a decade, she oversaw a culturally diverse staff of approximately 750 employees and was responsible for managing a multi-million dollar annual budget including capital project expansions.
An active community philanthropist, M.J. serves on various boards including the Mob Museum Advisory Council, the City of Henderson Commission on Cultural Arts & Tourism, FirstMed Health and Wellness Board of Directors. M.J. was also recognized by the Henderson Development Association and the City of Henderson as the 2013 O’Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year for transportation enhancements and partnerships that support economic development in Henderson. M.J. previously served as past chair for the Henderson District Public Libraries Board of Trustees and was a board member of the Henderson Chamber Foundation.
M.J. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She and her husband Rich have one son.