Tom Nolan joined the SFMTA Board of Directors in 2006. In 2009, he was elected Chairman to the SFMTA Board of Directors, which he served as through the beginning of 2017.
He is the former Executive Director of Project Open Hand. He served two full terms as a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and is a former member of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the SamTrans Board and the Caltrain Joint Powers Board. Chairman Nolan has long been recognized as a champion of public transit and is a regular Muni rider.