TBARTA is conducting a search for an Executive Director. This process is being overseen by the TBARTA Policy Committee and managed by Krauthamer and Associates (K&A), an executive search firm. To apply, please read the position description and follow the instructions listed below.

Application Deadline: 08/17/18

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead Tampa Bay’s regional transit authority, formed by state law to “plan, implement and operate mobility improvements and expansions of multimodal transportation options for passengers and freight,” throughout the region. The Legislature entrusted TBARTA with the authority and responsibility to produce, in cooperation with county-based transit agencies, a Regional Transit Development Plan (RTDP). The RTDP will provide a vision for a regional transit system, along with a 10-year implementation and funding strategy.

The Florida Legislature approved a major restructuring of the agency in its 2017 session, responding to business, political and community leaders in Tampa Bay who want to spur the development of a regional transit system. The new structure consists of five counties, including Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Manatee, and includes on its board a total of 13 business leaders and elected officials from throughout the region.

The Board of TBARTA is seeking an Executive Director who can take the agency, and the community, to a new level in terms of implementing and operating a regional transit system. The Executive Director must have the entrepreneurial skills to be able to grow the agency; enjoy engaging with the public, elected officials, community leaders, and board members; and have the proven ability to navigate complex financial relationships that will likely be required to finance regional transit projects. As a baseline, the Executive Director must have a solid technical and policy knowledge of transit systems and a successful track record dealing with management issues, including, without limitation, human resources, development and management of operating budgets, and overall agency administration.

This position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Urban Development, Planning, Engineering or related field;
  • Executive level management, with proven abilities in consensus building, communication, budgeting and financial management, contract management, planning;
  • Experience in transit or transportation management, including, without limitation, multi-modal systems, and knowledge of transit and/or transportation programs and financing strategies.
  • Additional Leadership Competencies set forth on attached Exhibit “A” of the Profile and Job Description in the document below.


*To apply, please email your resume and cover letter with current salary to the executive search firm by August 17, 2018:

Gregg Moser, Principal
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Phone: 301.654.7533

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the public upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.

TBARTA is an equal opportunity employer.