Kimberly Slaughter has been appointed the CEO of SYSTRA USA, as of Feb. 1, 2021. She will direct the growth of activities in the United States. SYSTRA has taken part in major transportation projects in the U.S. for 35 years and its presence continues to grow.
Kimberly Slaughter has been involved in the development of mobility solutions for more than 30 years and has a wealth of experience in the transport industry, having worked for architecture and engineering firms such as HDR, HNTB and Parsons Brinckerhoff, planning consulting firms LKC Consulting Inc. and SR Beard & Associates, as well as operating agencies, including the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in Houston, Texas.
A graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government-Pre-Law and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP), Slaughter became vice president of HDR in Chicago, Ill., in 2013, where she oversaw the development of transportation plans in 16 states. In 2018, she joined HNTB, where she was the transit and rail market leader for the entire U.S.
In addition, Slaughter is an active leader in the transportation industry. Last year, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) appointed Slaughter to lead a subcommittee for the Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force. She has also served on the APTA Board of Directors and Business Members Board of Governors, Business Council of the African American Mayors Association, Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and the March of Dimes. In 2019, she served on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s transportation transition team, and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Kimberly Slaughter succeeds Stanley Rosenblum, who took over as head of SYSTRA’s U.S. operations in September 2016 and retired at the end of 2020.
Jean-Charles Vollery, chief international and development officer said, "I would like to welcome Kimberly to SYSTRA. We are counting on her in-depth knowledge of the North American market to increase our presence there, at a time when the country is being increasingly called upon to make a firmer commitment to ecological transition. I would like to thank and congratulate Stanley Rosenblum for the work he has done at SYSTRA. It has been a little over three years marked by growth in our activities in the United States, with a consolidation of our influence in New York and strong development in new markets such as buses, accessibility and metro automation, and the West Coast all of which hold great promise for the future of our group.”