The National Academies

TCRP F-15 [Final]

A Practical Guide for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies

  Project Data
Funds: $250,000
Research Agency: The Generator Group
Principal Investigator: Enrique Washington
Effective Date: 12/5/2008
Completion Date: 3/30/2011
Comments: Completed--Published as TCRP Report 148



TCRP Report 148: Practical Resources for Recruiting Minority Chief Executive Officers at Public Transit Organizations provides strategies to recruit minorities for CEO positions and offers resources to assist governing boards of public transportation agencies in the recruitment of minority CEOs. The report also assesses the transit industry’s recruitment processes for chief executive officers (CEOs) and provides a business case that documents the benefits of minorities in public transportation leadership positions. This report will be helpful to members of public transportation governing boards, executive search firms, directors of human resources, and other key transit officials.

The report addresses key issues and concerns in recruiting minority candidates at the CEO level in the public transportation industry. In addition, the report describes best practices, recruitment initiatives, and actions used by boards and executive search firms to recruit minorities for the CEO position at public transportation agencies.  The report presents assessment and recruitment tools used to assess and recruit executive leadership. The report also describes strategies for retaining CEOs at public transportation agencies.

Status: Completed and published as TCRP Report 148.

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