TARTA CEO Kimberly Dunham will join JTA as chief of staff

TARTA CEO Kimberly Dunham will join the Jacksonville Transportation Authority as chief of staff

Dunham, who submitted her resignation on Sept. 20, will start her new job in early November.
October 6, 2021
Kimberly Dunham

Kimberly Dunham, chief executive of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, will join the Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida as chief of staff after her tenure at TARTA ends in early November.

Dunham submitted her resignation on Sept. 20 after 20 months at the agency. Before that, she was executive director at the Greater New Haven Transit District in Connecticut, where she moved up the ranks after joining that organization in 2014.

“Kimberly joins the JTA at an exciting time as we embark on transformational changes to the authority, and as we fulfill our responsibility of improving the quality of life for our community,” said JTA CEO Nat Ford. “She brings a wealth of executive-level experience, having served at the highest levels at public transportation agencies in both Toledo and New Haven. We look forward to welcoming her to Jacksonville."

"To serve as chief of staff under Mr. Ford's leadership will be an incredible opportunity, and one I very much look forward to,” Dunham said.

When she begins her tenure at JTA on Nov. 8, Dunham will work directly with Ford, the executive leadership team and board of directors to help guide the authority's strategic and organizational initiatives, and to implement greater efficiency and accountability measures across our agency.

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