Kimberly Slaughter (Courtesy photo)

Kimberly Slaughter, HNTB Corporation transit/rail practice leader and senior vice president, has been appointed by the African American Mayors Association to the group’s Business Council.

According to the AAMA website, the Business Council allows mayors and corporate representatives to share best practices to tackle problems, share research, policy analysis, market trends, create jobs and strengthen communities.

“I’m pleased to enhance my involvement with the African American Mayors Association in my new role on the Business Council,” Slaughter said. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to help advise and empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens.”

According to AAMA, Business Council partners may submit resolutions to be considered by the Board of Trustees. With all the challenges our communities face today, it’s up to mayors, working hand-in-hand with the business community, to find solutions. Business Council members provide unique insight and powerful solutions that the public sector could not develop alone.

In her national role with HNTB, Slaughter is responsible for collaborating with the firm’s regional, division and office leadership on strategic planning and implementation, industry representation, business development, service delivery and client satisfaction.

Throughout her three-decade career, Slaughter has been appointed to several professional association boards and committee leadership positions. She currently serves as the American Public Transportation Association’s chair of the Planning Policy and Program Development Committee and is on APTA’s board of directors. She also is a graduate of the prestigious Leadership APTA program. In addition, she is the first vice president of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Chicago chapter and serves on the national organizing committee for the annual Women Who Move the Nation breakfast. She is a member of WTS International and was named 2012 Woman of the Year by its Houston chapter. Most recently, Slaughter joined the March of Dimes board in Chicago to support prenatal care across Illinois.

Slaughter holds a Master of Science in community and regional planning and a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

HNTB is currently involved with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit programs, including Los Angeles METRO Sepulveda Pass Alternative Assessment; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II; Sound Transit’s West Seattle-Ballard Link Extension; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Quality Assurance, Internal Compliance Oversight and Systems GPC; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority GPC and Engineering On-call Contracts; Chicago Transit Authority’s Wilson Station; the Los Angeles Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor; and the Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Extension in North Carolina.