Joe Costello

Chief Financial Officer
Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas

Joe Costello holds the position of Chief Financial Officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), responsible for strategic planning, financial planning, budgeting, debt financing, treasury, funds management, revenue administration and collection, grants management, accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and risk management.  Mr. Costello has been with DART since March 2014.  Previously, Mr. Costello worked for the Regional Transportation Authority of Northeastern Illinois for 19 years – first as Chief Financial Officer and then as Executive Director.  Prior to that Mr. Costello held a number of financial positions with three multinational firms, after starting his career with Price Waterhouse.  Mr. Costello has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Illinois, a CPA certificate and the government equivalent as a Certified Public Finance Officer.  Mr. Costello is a reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Award program and formerly on the Executive Board, and chair of the Transit Finance Learning Exchange (a strategic alliance of transit agencies formed to continuously improve transit finance leadership).