Charles Zelle

Chairperson at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
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Charles A. Zelle is the Chairman of Jefferson Lines, an intercity bus company with scheduled passenger routes in 14 heartland states from Minnesota to Louisiana. He held the position of president and CEO for more than 20 years until 2012, when he was appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In that capacity, he oversaw a multimodal state transportation agency with an annual budget of more than $4 billion.

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    4 January 2022
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  • Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
    Chairperson