SRTA Board of Directors and Leadership

SRTA is governed by a five-member Board of Directors chaired by the Governor of Georgia.  Board membership includes the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB), the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), an appointee of the Georgia Lieutenant Governor and an appointee of the Georgia Speaker of the House.  The Board meets on an as-needed basis to approve the Authority budget and conduct Authority business.  Public notice of SRTA Board meetings in published on SRTA’s website in advance of meetings.

Board Members

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Governor Brian P. Kemp
Chairman

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Russell McMurry
GDOT Commissioner

Kevin Tanner
Speaker of the House Appointee

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Kelly Farr
OPB Director

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Allen Yee
Lt. Gov Appointee

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 Brian Kemp is a husband, father, businessman, and public servant. 

On November 6, 2018, he was elected as Georgia’s 83rd Governor, earning more votes than any gubernatorial candidate in state history. 

Governor Kemp built his first business – Kemp Development and Construction Company – with a pick-up truck and a shovel. Over thirty years later, he is a successful entrepreneur with businesses and investments in banking, farming, timber, manufacturing, and real estate. 

Kemp served on the Board of Suncrest Stone in Tifton, as a Founding Director of First Madison Bank, and on the St. Mary’s Hospital Board in Athens. From the backhoe to the Board Room, Governor Kemp understands how to successfully create jobs, grow companies, recruit start-ups, and make deals on the international stage while also providing opportunities for hundreds of hardworking Georgians. 

Out of frustration with government, Brian Kemp ran for public office in the early 2000s. 

In the State Senate, Kemp was instrumental in fighting to cut fees, taxes, and mandates on job creators and Georgia families. As Secretary of State, Kemp utilized technology and innovation to cut bureaucratic red tape, slash spending, and streamline government. 

As Governor, Brian Kemp will fight to make Georgia #1 for small business through regulatory reform. He will ensure that all parts of our state – including rural Georgia – have opportunities to grow and thrive. Kemp will fundamentally reform state government, keep our families safe, and always put hardworking Georgians first. 

Kemp, 55, is married to the former Marty Argo of Athens. They are the proud parents of three daughters – Jarrett, Lucy, and Amy Porter – and are active members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. 

SRTA Leadership

Heather Aquino SRTA Deputy Executive Director 1 May 2018

Heather Aquino
Interim Executive Director

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Heather Z. Aquino, Interim Executive Director, SRTA, GRTA, ATL

In June 2022, Heather Z. Aquino was unanimously appointed to serve as Interim Executive Director of the State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA), the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), and the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL). In her combined executive leadership roles, Ms. Aquino leads three state level authorities whose shared missions are focused on improving mobility in Georgia by providing reliable, innovative, multimodal transportation solutions to Georgia motorists and transit commuters. The Authorities combined operations includes the State’s Peach Pass tolling system, the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank and the State’s metro-Atlanta regional commuter bus system known as Xpress. Prior to her appointment as Interim Executive Director, Ms. Aquino had served as Deputy Executive Director of all three mobility agencies since September 2017. In her role as Deputy Executive Director, Heather had oversight over the Shared Services Division comprised of the IT, Human Resources, Communications & Engagement and External Affairs departments.

Ms. Aquino has extensive experience working in state government over the last eleven years. Before joining SRTA, GRTA, and the ATL, she previously served as the Division Director for Physical and Economic Development at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). There, she led the policy division supporting SRTA, GRTA, the Georgia Forestry Commission, Public Service Commission, Secretary of State and the Departments of Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Community Affairs, Economic Development, Labor, Natural Resources, Revenue and Transportation. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She is a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, WTS Atlanta, and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership’s class of 2017.

Ms. Aquino is active in her community and is passionate about early education through her work with the Ferst Readers Program of Putnam County that provides quality books and literacy resources to children and their families to use at home during the earliest stages of development, along with the Fulton County Library Northside Branch, where she chartered a READing Paws program. Heather resides in Atlanta with her husband, Ryan, and their son.