KCATA Announces Executive Promotions

Posted on: Sep 07, 2022

KCATA Announces Executive Promotions

(Kansas City, Mo. | Sept. 6, 2022) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is pleased to announce several promotions, following the hiring of Frank White III as the new interim CEO.

Terri Barr-Moore has been promoted to Vice President Government Relations/Interim Chief of Staff. She was formerly KCATA’s Executive Director of Government Relations. Prior to that she worked for Senator Claire McCaskill for 15 years.

Richard Jarrold has been promoted to Interim Deputy CEO. Jarrold has been with KCATA 25 years and has been critical to the successful implementation of bus rapid transit, regional capital transit improvements and building relationships throughout the region.

Bruce Beatty has been promoted to Interim Chief Financial Officer. Beatty retired from the city of Kansas City, Mo., and brings 33 years of public sector budget and finance experience to the team.

“We are assembling a leadership team that is diverse and qualified,” said White. “We are here to serve the public, and we are making realignment and hiring changes that will ensure a better customer experience for our customers.” 

In July, KCATA RideKC was named the top public transit agency in North America for midsize agencies, earning the prestigious 2022 American Public Transportation Association Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award.