As a recognized national leader in transportation and transit, Jeffrey A. Parker has more than 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of the industry, heading operations and expansion programs in several multimodal transit agencies. Parker was named General
Manager/CEO of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in March 2018, joining the organization after serving as the vice president of the Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee District of HNTB Corporation, one of the country’s leading architecture and engineering consulting firms.
Parker has held a wide range of leadership positions in transportation during his career, including being appointed as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation in 2010 by then Governor Jodi Rell after serving as Deputy Commissioner for two years. Parker joined the Connecticut Transportation
Department after serving as MARTA’s Senior Director, Transportation Operations, where he was the Senior Manager for Rail Bus and Paratransit Operations from 2005 to 2008.
Parker began his transportation career in 1985 with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority where he rose from serving as an intern to the Chief, Operations Control Center and Training. After a stint with Parsons Corporation, Parker returned to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as the
Director of Subway Operations and Rail Vehicle Engineering from 2000 to 2005.
Parker has served on the Board of Directors for several major transportation organizations including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Bradley International Airport and the I-95 Coalition. In Georgia, Parker has been a member of the
board of directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Transportation Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
Parker graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.