RIDEMETRO.ORG (METRO - METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, USA), April 8, 2005


George F. Smalley has joined METRO as Vice President, External Affairs. He began work April 5 and will have responsibility for media and public relations.

Smalley, 47, is a native of Michigan and a 20-year resident of Houston. He brings with him more than 19 years of corporate communications experience, most of it with Shell, Texaco, Saudi Aramco and their joint venture companies. He began his career in the non-profit sector in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he served as Director of Communications for Shell Oil Company.

Smalley is active in the Houston community. He serves on the boards of his local civic association and Lanier Middle School PTO, as well as being an advisory board member of Avance - Houston.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Albion College in Albion, Mich., and has studied Political Science at Rice University. He and his wife, Behnaz, have two daughters.