The MARTA Board of Directors has picked an internationally known consultant to help find the agency’s next chief executive.
The board chose the Maryland firm Krauthamer & Associates to search for a replacement for departing CEO Keith Parker – a search the board hopes to wrap up in the first quarter of 2018.
At a meeting Thursday, Fred Daniels, chairman of the board’s search committee, told the board Krauthamer has found executives for eight transit agencies across the country over the last five years. He said the firm was selected from among nine companies that bid on the work.
Parker announced last month he’s stepping down to become president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia. He ran MARTA for five years, and many credit him with shoring up the agency’s budget and improving relations with state lawmakers.
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