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.
With a background in planning, policy development, and project funding and 30 years in the rail and transit industry, Kimberly has helped shape public transportation across the US. A transit industry leader and executive, she has worked with public transit agencies and private transportation consulting firms. 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. Kimberly was appointed recently by the Mayor of Houston to serve on the board of directors of the city’s Equity Fund for social justice and economic equity; she is on the board of directors of the Chicago Chapter of the March of Dimes and leads the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) subcommittee for the Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force. Kimberly has also served on the APTA Board of Directors and Business Members Board of Governors, Business Council of the African American Mayors Association, Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). In 2019, she served on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s transportation transition team, and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.