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Christopher Tomlinson

Executive Director



Chris was appointed Executive Director in December 2014. Chris also serves as the Executive Director for the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), Georgia’s toll operator and transportation bond financing authority, and as a member of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) Board of Directors. Prior to joining GRTA, Chris served as General Counsel for agencies including the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Technology Authority and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. He is a cum laude political science graduate from Morehouse College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.

 

 

      
 


       

Kirk Fjelstul

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Counsel



Kirk aids the Executive Director in overseeing the successful management and implementation of GRTA’s core businesses, including the Xpress commuter bus service, as well as serving as Chief Counsel for GRTA.

 

 

      
 


       

Mark Peoples

Chief Financial Officer



Mark is responsible for planning and directing all of GRTA’s financial functions, including procurement, budgeting and accounting.

 

 

      
 


       

Mitzi Williams

Chief HR and Administrative Officer



Mitzi guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services and directs the administration of functions such as Payroll, IT, Compliance and Office Management.

 

 

      
 


       

Matt Markham

Chief External Affairs Officer



Matt directs the authority’s external outreach and communications efforts, including government affairs, media relations, Xpress Customer Service, and customer and business development.

 

 

      
 


       

Rob Goodwin

Chief Performance Officer



Rob is responsible for developing and implementing transportation performance management initiatives that support the current and future needs of the agency.

 

 

      
 


       

Gail Franklin

Chief Transit Officer



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