MEET THE


HART TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Adam Harden
Hillsborough County
Representative
 
Vice Chairperson:
Richard McClain
State of Florida
Representative
 
Ms. Melanie Williams
City of Tampa
Representative
 
Mr. Marvin Ray Knight
Hillsborough County
Representative
 
David Mechanik
Hillsborough County
Representative
 
Mr. C. John Melendez III
State of Florida
Representative
 
Kathleen Shanahan
City of Tampa
Representative
 
David Smith
HART Board
General Counsel
 
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
Jeff Seward,
Interim Chief Executive Officer
 
Ruthie Reyes Burckard,
Chief Operating Officer
 
Vacant,
Chief Financial Officer
 
Kenyatta Lee,
Chief Administrative Officer and Interim Chief of Staff







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KENYATTA LEE
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER/INTERIM CHIEF OF STAFF

Kenyatta Lee is recognized among her peers and colleagues as a results-driven leader in the areas of human resources, labor relations, technology, communications, risk management, and finance.

Throughout a public sector career that spans more than 20 years, Lee has been successful at strengthening organizations through process improvement and implementing innovative methods to achieve organizational strategic goals and objectives.

Lee currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer and Interim Chief of Staff for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) in Tampa, FL. She leads a team of more than 50 employees whose principal functions are to provide human resources, technology and innovation, risk management, communications, marketing, legal services, and organizational development and safety measures for the Authority.

Before joining HART, Lee was the Senior Manager for Technology and Innovation at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in Jacksonville, FL. While in that role, she launched many cutting-edge tools that made the JTA an award-winning organization such as an Oracle-based enterprise resource planning system, real-time passenger information from NextBus, and mobile ticketing.

Lee has also served as Senior Director of Administration for the Jacksonville Port Authority, and Senior Director of Finance and Administration for the Port of Palm Beach.

Lee is a 2015 graduate of Leadership APTA, a competitive professional development program for transportation leaders sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). She is also a Certified Labor Relations Professional.

A trendsetter in leading-edge business solutions, Lee has received numerous awards such as 2014 BizTech Award IT Dream Team for the Oracle ERP implementation, and a 2015 BizTech Award for Best Collaboration for launching the real-time passenger information initiative. She was also recognized in 2015 by American Management Consultant Firms for the Oracle initiative.

Lee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, American Public Transportation Association and Women in Transportation Seminar.

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