MARTA Chief Appointed to National Infrastructure Advisory Council

A MARTA train passes Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in August 2014. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

President Obama is appointing MARTA General Manager and CEO Keith T. Parker to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).

The council provides the president — through the Secretary of Homeland Security — with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. The council comprises a maximum of 30 members, appointed by the president from private industry, academia, and state and local government.

“I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country,” Obama said in a statement. “They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them.”

In addition to Parker, a member of the private sector was appointed to the NIAC, and six other people were appointed to various administration advisory posts.

“I am deeply humbled to have been asked to serve our country in this capacity,” Parker said in a news release. “I look forward to working with the other members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council and the Secretary of Homeland Security.”