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MARTA names new members of executive team


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently appointed new members to its executive team as part of an ongoing restructuring of the agency's management, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Keith Parker announced Monday.

The new team members are "seasoned professionals" who will be instrumental in preparing MARTA for future sustainability and growth, he said in a press release.

"As we move forward with our plans to change the way MARTA does business, I know the depth of experience, expertise and leadership skills they bring to the table will be invaluable," said Parker.

The new members are:

• Richard Krisak, chief operating officer, who will direct and control all activities of the Division of Operations. Formerly MARTA's assistant general manager for rail, Krisak is a 33-year transit-rail industry veteran, working in  planning, design, construction and operations.

• Gordon Hutchinson, chief financial officer, who will oversee revenue collection, cash management, debt service, capital financing and financial reporting. Prior to joining MARTA, he served as the acting CFO and controller for Amtrak.

• Rukiya Eaddy, chief of staff, who will serve as Parker's principal aide and supervise various projects and initiatives. She has more than 12 years of experience in public policy, communications and strategic planning. Most recently, she served as exernal affairs manager for the Atlanta BeltLine.

• Edward Johnson, chief administrative officer, who will be responsible for the agency's overall administration. He spent 13 years working for the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, and previously served the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority and East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.

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