MARTA’s interim general manager named sole finalist for permanent job

MARTA’s interim general manager named sole finalist for permanent job

Collie Greenwood, MARTA’s interim general manager and CEO, has been named the sole finalist for the permanent job.

Greenwood has served in the interim role since January, following the death of former General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker.

MARTA says it conducted a “nationwide search” for a permanent replacement through the firm Krauthamer & Associates. The search identified 11 candidates, five of whom were interviewed by a MARTA Board of Directors search committee, according to the transit agency. MARTA previously said the firm will get a percentage of the position’s salary as a fee, estimated to be around $250,000.

“Since arriving at MARTA, Collie has shown a tremendous knowledge of transit and capacity for leadership and innovation, while always keeping the customer front and center,” said MARTA Board Chair Rita Scott in a press release. “His rapid promotion to second-in-command demonstrated his ability to do the job well, and his steady, skilled leadership this year has further demonstrated that he is the best person to lead us as we navigate a post-pandemic world and embark on an historic enhancement and expansion program.”

Greenwood joined MARTA in July 2019 as chief of bus operations and urban planning. In January 2021, he was named deputy general manager of operations.

Greenwood’s nomination will go before the MARTA board for a vote in a special called meeting this month, according to the press release.