Committee Chairpersons

John R. Zeigler


John Zeigler grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina where, he also attended a Historical Black College, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T). While there, Mr. Zeigler majored in Electrical Engineering and was also enrolled in the United States Air Force, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. In 1983, he received both his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

During the early 1990’s, Mr. Zeigler entered graduate school at Pepperdine University and attended classes at the Malibu, California campus. Earning in 1994, his M.S. degree in Ministry.

Work History

His first duty assignment was at the Los Angeles Air Force Station located in El Segundo, California. Where, his work projects included the NASA Space Shuttle, expendable rockets, and the transportation of large military cargo. During these seven years, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.

In 1991, Mr. Zeigler started 12 years of employment as a Transportation Engineering at the Automobile Club of Southern California in their Highway Engineering Department. Where, he advocated for new highway development, freeway widening and the closure of gaps within the freeway system. In addition, he also evaluated and supported efficient and effective bus and rail efforts. His work projects included the Route 210 freeway gap closure, widening of Interstate 5, implementation of the Los Angeles Rapid Bus program, and Metro’s Pasadena and Expo Light Rail projects.

In 2003, Mr. Zeigler started his current employment as a Transit Analyst at the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works working in their Transit Operations Section. Where during the past 15 years, his projects have included implementation and contract management of community shuttles, Dial-A-Ride shuttles, and transit need studies for residents living within County unincorporated areas.

Professional Certifications and Memberships

Mr. Zeigler has been an active member of several professional associations including the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (LACBPE), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

In addition, he has earned the title, Certified Community Transit Manager (CCTM) and, he was also awarded the grade of Fellow, from the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering.