ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has named a local transit executive as its next general manager and CEO.
State law requires a 14-day waiting period before the MARTA Board of Directors can vote to confirm Jeffrey A. Parker and extend an official offer of employment.
Parker was the sole finalist following a nationwide search conducted by Krauthamer & Associates. That search identified 18 candidates, and the MARTA Board of Directors selection committee, chaired by board member Frederick L. Daniels, interviewed 11 of those candidates.
“As we step into a new chapter as an agency, there was remarkable unanimity among the board that Jeffrey Parker is the right person to lead us over the road ahead,” MARTA Board of Directors Chairman Robert L. Ashe said in a news release.
Parker is currently vice president at infrastructure and design firm HNTB Corporation and leads their Atlanta office. Before joining HNTB, he led the Connecticut Department of Transportation and was previously Senior Director of Transportation for MARTA. Parker has also overseen transit operations in Boston, Massachusetts.
He replaces former General Manager and CEO Keith T. Parker who left MARTA last fall to become president of Goodwill of North Georgia.