Director of Executive StrategyMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Rhonda Allen is the Director of Executive Strategy at MARTA, the nation’s ninth largest transit system which includes heavy rail, light rail, bus and paratransit services. As a strategic level program manager, she supports the Executive Management Team in implementing and tracking major initiatives.
During her 19-year career at MARTA, Ms. Allen has succeeded in various engineering, construction and project management roles including Structural Inspection Engineer, Job Order Contract Coordinator, Project Engineer, Sr. Project Manager and Program Manager. In her current role as Director of Executive Strategy, Ms. Allen bridges internal stakeholders and functions to deliver results for priority organizational goals and acts on the authority of the General Manager/CEO.
A native of Georgia, Ms. Allen graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1999. She earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002. Her studies focused on Structural Engineering and Construction, Engineering and Management, respectively. She also has a professional certification with the Project Management Institute.