The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) has a new executive director. He's Luther Wynder and he'll start work on April 4.

Wynder comes to MVTA from the Delaware Transit Corporation where he served as the chief performance officer for the statewide agency that provides fixed route, paratransit and commuter rail service statewide and up to Philadelphia.

Wynder led a staff of 45 and managed a wide range of transit technology projects, including automated passenger counters, real-time passenger information and maintenance management systems. He also directed short- and long-range plan, service planning and oversaw the Delaware Transit Corporation's operational performance.

Wynder has an MBA, a master's degree in Information Systems Technology and a bachelor's degree in management. He has worked for the Delaware Transit Corporation since 2005.

"We believe Luther brings an excellent background and skill set to the MVTA and the Board welcomes him as our new executive director," said Jon Ulrich, MVTA Board Chair and Scott County Commissioner. "He noted that the Interview Committee and the full Board agreed on the hiring based on several interviews with Wynder as well as a review of his background.

Wynder replaces Beverley Miller, who retired in January. Miller guided the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) as the organization's first — and only — executive director for 25 years.

MVTA provides bus service in eight suburbs south of the Minnesota River in Scott and Dakota counties.