“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 are “devastated 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.
— or Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
— has 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 of
“one of the country’s leading architecture and engineering consulting firms.
” as 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 were “saddened 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.