Andy Aiello 

Chief of Staff

Andy Aiello serves as Chief of Staff for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). He is responsible for a variety of key, cross-agency functions, projects and initiatives in alignment with SORTA’s strategic plan. These include oversight of the IT, procurement, project management and board liaison departments.

Prior to joining SORTA in 2022, Mr. Aiello served as General Manager of the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), a role he held since 2010, overseeing the daily operations of the transit system that provides more than 3 million passenger trips per year. His extensive transportation background also includes leadership roles of Deputy General Manager and Assistant Director of Communications at TANK, as well as prior planning roles with the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Mr. Aiello holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Philosophy from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

He is currently Chair of the Northern Kentucky University, College of Informatics Advisory Board and has served on many boards throughout his career related to transportation, workforce, and community impact.  He resides in the City of Cincinnati with his wife and two teenage sons.