Janno Lieber

Chair & CEO at MTA

John (“Janno”) Lieber was confirmed as Chair and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in January 2022, following his nomination to that position by Governor Kathy Hochul. Lieber has been serving as MTA Acting Chair and CEO since July 2021 and is the Authority’s 15th Chair since it was founded in 1968.

Lieber had been serving as President of MTA Construction & Development, the organization responsible for capital planning and for the development and delivery of capital projects across the MTA. Lieber also oversees the MTA Real Estate Department and is responsible for integrating real estate planning and economic development into MTA infrastructure projects.

From 2003 to 2017, Lieber served as President of World Trade Center Properties LLC, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the Silverstein organization’s efforts to rebuild at the World Trade Center site, including planning, design, and construction issues; business, financing, and legal matters; and public affairs, government, and community relations.

Earlier in his career, he held positions in the administrations of President Bill Clinton and NYC Mayor Ed Koch and worked as an attorney in private practice.



  • Chair & CEO

    January, 2022 - present

  • Acting Chair & CEO

    July, 2021

  • Chief Development Officer

View in org chart