The speech will kick off the DeKalb Chamber’s Executive Speaker Series, formerly known as First Monday Lunch.
It takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Perimeter, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Atlanta. Tickets purchased by Jan. 18 are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.
Parker took the helm of the nation’s ninth-largest transit system, which includes heavy rail, bus and paratransit services, on Dec. 10.
Under his leadership, the authority is focused on working with employees, customers, transit stakeholders and the community to provide safe, efficient and high-quality transit services to the Atlanta region.
MARTA provides nearly 420,000 passenger boardings a day.
Parker was most recently president and CEO of VIA transit in San Antonio. He signed a five-year contract with MARTA that includes a $320,000 base salary with automatic, one-year renewable options. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s in urban and regional planning, and an M.B.A.
For more information, call 404-378-8000 or visit www.Dekalbchamber.org.