As CEO of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission for the past decade, Ryan I. Daniel has been committed to community improvements and instrumental in building the careers of other BIPOC professionals. He knows the journey, having started his career as a New York City bus operator. A true expert in his role, Daniel oversees a multimodal transit agency serving four cities and 1.7 million customers annually. His key achievements as CEO include a 55% reduction in preventable accidents over four years (2017–21). Daniel has also been president of the Minnesota Public Transit Association since 2019, where he advocates for public transit systems at both the state and federal levels. In 2022, Daniel accepted an invitation from the U.S. Senate to testify before the Senate’s Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development on the impact of the bipartisan infrastructure law.