Irvine’s Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) today announced that their two boards of directors have unanimously appointed Valarie McFall as interim chief executive, effective immediately.
McFall has been acting CEO since September when her predecessor, Samuel Johnson, was placed on leave and then resigned for undisclosed “serious allegations of misconduct,” according to the TCA. The TCA in January plans to start a national recruitment process.
“Valarie has proven her mettle as our acting CEO and will approach her new role with a true sense of purpose and leadership,” said Will O’Neill, chair of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency and Newport Beach City Council member.
Since joining TCA in 2000, McFall has held several increasingly senior positions. Prior to being named the first deputy CEO in 2020, she served as chief environmental planning officer, responsible for managing the agencies’ 17 mitigation sites spanning more than 2,200 acres of protected open space.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California Legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.