“We are delighted to welcome Sally to HNTB in this new role that capitalizes on her strengths and skills in strategic planning and operational readiness to deliver extraordinary value to our clients,” said Stephen Dilts, HNTB New York Office Leader and Senior Vice President. “Her attention to details, data, and front-line employee engagement will be incredibly valuable for our clients."
In her new role at HNTB, Librera is responsible for utilizing data analytics to drive strategic planning and operational/capital best value that improves clients’ performance and reduces operating and capital costs. She also will develop and deliver business plans that drive performance turnaround and strategic investments, with a business process re-engineering mindset that fosters whole life cycle asset management and reliability-based maintenance. Libera will identify market trends to support smart business decisions for HNTB’s clients and to advise decision makers across agencies and states.
In her most recent role at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as Senior Vice President - NYC Transit Subways — a post she was the first woman to hold — Librera led all aspects of daily operations for North America’s largest urban rail network. Librera led the 30,000-person subway team through a performance turnaround, improving on-time performance, cutting delays in half, and safely reducing run times on every line in the system.
Prior to heading the NYC subway system, Librera led the MTA’s Staten Island Railway, where she also served in the groundbreaking role of first female leader to lead Staten Island’s 24/7 heavy rail operation. Librera also held several key leadership posts at NYC Transit, including Vice President & Chief Officer for Subways Operations Support; Chief Officer, Subways Operations Training; and Chief Officer, Workforce Development.
Librera received dual master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in city & regional planning and civil & environmental engineering. She also has a Bachelor of Science in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.