Kimberly Slaughter

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Kimberly Slaughter is SYSTRA USA’s chief executive officer. She is focused on promoting the company’s vision of being the signature team for transportation solutions. SYSTRA’s focuses on delivering planning, design, architecture, engineering, and program and construction management solutions to rail and transit agencies throughout the United States. The company’s mission is to contribute to the cities and regions in which we work and live by creating, improving, and modernizing their transportation and infrastructure systems, while furthering sustainable development. Prior to joining SYSTRA, Kimberly was the national rail and transit market sector leader at HNTB and before that was vice president/central region transit market director at HDR. Earlier, she worked for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in Houston, where she held several positions, including senior vice president of service design and development and associate vice president of planning.

Kimberly is a passionate force behind helping to provide access to safe, reliable, affordable, and convenient public transit to all communities. Putting her passion into practice, she serves on several professional and community-based association boards and in committee leadership positions. These include the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity, Mineta Transportation Institute and American Public Transportation Association (APTA) boards of directors. She is also a current member of the National Steering Committee for Rail~Volution. She holds membership in the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and Conference for Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). In 2020, she had the honor of co-chairing the APTA Post COVID Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force. In 2019, she served on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Transportation Transition Team.

Kimberly is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is most proud of her role as a mother to two intelligent, tenacious, resilient, and beautiful daughters that are starting their journeys as future role models.


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