Executive Staff

Executive Staff at the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

Michael S. Tree

Michael S. Tree

Executive Director

Michael S. Tree is the Executive Director of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority. Prior to joining LAVTA in 2014, he acquired over 20 years of experience in senior positions within the public sector, including most recently as General Manager for the Missoula Urban Transportation District in Montana. He also served as City Manager for the City of Twentynine Palms, California and as General Manager for Sierra Management, operator of the public transit system in Porterville, California. Michael has a Master of Science in Transportation Management from San Jose State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Brigham Young University.

Tamara Edwards

Director of Finance

Tamara Edwards is the Director of Finance for the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority. Tamara started at the agency in 2004 as a dispatcher. In addition to Finance, Tamara oversees Administration, Human Resources, Facilities, Risk Management, and Procurement. Tamara has an Associate’s degree in Accounting, a Bachelors in Business Administration/Public Administration, and a Master of Business Administration.

Tony McCaulay

Director of Planning and Marketing

Tony McCaulay is the Director of Planning and Marketing of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority. Prior to joining LAVTA in 2017, he worked for 20 years with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colorado, including positions in which he oversaw marketing, service planning, sales and customer information functions. Tony has worked in the public transportation industry since 1980, including stops in Terre Haute (IN), Dayton (OH), Alexandria (VA), Fort Lauderdale (FL) and Stockton (CA). He has a Master of Business Administration with a marketing specialization from the University of Dayton and Bachelor of Science in Public and Environmental Affairs with a double major in transportation and urban affairs from Indiana University.

Toan Tran

Director of Operations and Innovation

Toan Tran is the Director of Operations and Innovation of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority. Toan has over 17 years of experience working in the transit industry. Prior to joining LAVTA in 2020, he served as the Chief Operating Officer with the San Joaquin Regional Transit District in Stockton, CA, and the Manager of Transit Program Controls with the Orange County Transportation Authority in Orange, CA. Toan holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from California State University of Fullerton.