Mary Bogie was named regional administrator, the Met Council’s top staff job.
“We didn’t have to look far for the best candidate for this position,” said Chair Charlie Zelle. “Mary has been with the organization for nearly 18 years and is one of the most astute and visionary leaders I’ve ever worked with. She’s a highly respected executive advisor and cross-organizational leader that’s known for her ability to create high-performing teams that advance our mission of fostering efficient and economic growth for a prosperous metropolitan region.”
Bogie has been serving as the Met Council’s interim regional administrator since the departure of Meredith Vadis earlier this year. In nearly 18 years with the Met Council, she has overseen critical budget, financial, human resources, and information technology functions, and she has managed our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bogie’s expertise in financial management, capital financing, budget development, and financial reporting is well-known across the state. Prior to serving as deputy regional administrator and chief financial officer for the Met Council, she worked at the Minnesota Department of Finance, serving as finance services director. During that time, she managed statewide accounting systems operations to provide effective financial and program management to all state agencies.
“I am honored for this opportunity to serve the organization in the role of regional administrator,” said Mary Bogie. “As an organization, we are fortunate to have strong leadership from our Council members, setting a vision for transportation, housing, sustainability, and addressing racial disparities. Paired with our skilled, dedicated professional staff, who are committed to equitably serving the people of the region, we have great opportunities in front of us to make progress toward the goals identified. It’s an exciting time to lead this team.”