People on the Move: Palm Tran, KCATA, Operation Lifesaver

Sept. 9, 2022
Palm Tran and KCATA make appointments to their executive teams, while OLI names state coordinators.

Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Fla., has named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources. Decoste brings a wealth of human resources and municipal government experience to the role. Most recently, Decoste served the city of Miramar as the division director of civil rights and employee and labor relations for 1,200 employees. During her five years in the position, she maintained a constant partnership with the city's leadership team to provide consultation and coaching on matters related to classification and compensation, recruitment, benefits, legal compliance, statutory reporting, training and development, policy implementation, employee and labor relations, diversity, equity and inclusion and change management, among other duties. Previously, she served as the director of human resources for the city of Delray Beach.

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) promoted three to its executive ranks including Terri Barr-Moore who was named vice president government relations and interim chief of staff; Richard Jarrold who was promoted to interim deputy CEO and Bruce Beatty who was named interim chief financial officer.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc., installed eight leaders to oversee the rail safety non-profit’s activities. Operation Lifesaver now has programs set up in 47 states plus Washington, D.C. The new state leaders include Tom Covington in Alaska; Kish Anderson in the District of Columbia; Brian Owens in Florida; Jessica Mays in Kansas; Jennifer Grigsby in Louisiana; Stacey Beckett in Maryland; Debra Ashworth in Nebraska and Larry Hamilton in Nevada.

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