Obama Taps MARTA CEO for White House Post

Keith Parker is riding a first class train to the top.

On Monday, MARTA announced that it’s CEO, Keith Parker, will be nominated by Barack Obama to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. 

President Obama said in a prepared statement: “I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country. They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them.”

What, you might ask, is the NIAC?

The council provides the president — through the Secretary of Homeland Security — with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. The council comprises a maximum of 30 members, appointed by the president from private industry, academia, and state and local government.

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But that’s not a full-time position… So we’ve still got him…for now.

When I first saw headline, my immediate reaction was “well damn, someone scooped him up”

Congrats to Mr. Parker.


There’s a reason the MARTA board revised and extended his contract early, and that’s to avoid exactly that.