CEO of MARTA, Atlanta transportation service, dies by suicide

Jeffrey Parker, the CEO and general manager of Atlanta transportation service MARTA, is oorlede, Volgens n verklaring from MARTA Board of Directors Chairwoman Rita Scott.

The MARTA Board of Directors grieves the shocking death of our GM/CEO Jeff Parker who has died by suicide,” Scott said. “He was an outstanding leader and steward of MARTA whose passing leaves us all heartbroken.
Scott added MARTA’s board members aredevastated at this loss as we valued Jeff’s leadership and looked forward to him bringing his vision for transit to fruition.
      The entire metro Atlanta region owes him a debt of gratitude for his transformational efforts and we will not stop working to build on the foundation he created,” lui die verklaring.
        MARTAor Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authorityhas served as Atlanta’s primary transportation service since the 1960s, according to its werf.
          According to MARTA’s webwerf, Parker was named CEO and general manager of the service in March 2018 and before that, was vice president ofone of the country’s leading architecture and engineering consulting firms.
          Parker wasconsistently recognizedas one of the city’s most influential leaders, die webwerf sê. He was named among Atlanta Magazine’s Most Powerful People of 2020 and a year earlier was recognized by the Atlanta Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar vir syne “strong record of hiring and promoting women in the transportation industry,” the website added.
            Georgië Gov. Brian Kemp said he and his family weresaddened to learn about the tragic passing of Jeffrey Parker.
            In addition to a remarkable professional career in the public/private sectors, Jeffrey was known for his civic engagement and support for the advancement of his communities,” Kemp geskryf het op Twitter. “He had an incredible mind for transportation and logistics and a heart for people. He will be greatly missed. Ons gedagtes en gebede is by sy familie, vriende, and his many colleagues.

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