Vicky Kyriaco is the Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager of the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority. The OSTA provides multi-modal transportation solutions for the students of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Vicky drove the transformation of the organization, and its transportation systems, to eliminate funding deficits and increase services for students in the Ottawa community. The Ministry of Education recently rated the OSTA as a “highly efficient consortium”.
Under Vicky’s guidance and leadership, the OSTA has evolved into an organization that integrates sustainable mobility and active modes of transportation as essential components in promoting the health and well-being of children across the city today, and sets an effective model to prepare for the furture. Vicky has been invited to speak in provincial and national forums, including the ACT Canada Sustainable Mobility Summit, the Heart and Stroke Active and Safe Routes to School Provincial Summit, and the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference, among others.
Prior to the OSTA, Vicky garnered more than 15 years of leadership expertise in the fields of air and ground transportation, as well as in musical arts. She also taught French, music and physical education. Vicky has been deeply involved in motivating change of thought and process, to benefit her community, including investigating the repurposing of a historical armoury into a concert hall, exploring development opportunities for a local airport, spearheading a national relief effort to benefit the victims of Hurricane Mitch, as well as other special projects. Vicky has been recognized for her volunteer efforts by the past Premier of Ontario.
Vicky is proud to model the leadership and management acumen for women in her workplace, and continues to encourage women in her community to take the risks required to be successful in this male-dominated industry.