For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Laura Koprowski,
Chief Communications and Customer Experience Officer
Fight previously led human resources efforts at transit systems in Baton Rouge and Kansas City
(TOLEDO, August 12, 2020) – The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) announces the selection of Jim Fight as the Authority’s new human resources director. Fight will assume the role on August 17, 2020, and will lead TARTA’s human capital components including hiring and workforce training; employee and labor relations; employee engagement; wellness initiatives; employee recognition directives; performance management; and organizational development.
Fight has an accomplished background in human resources in the transit and transportation industry having served most recently as the Director of Human Resources at the Capital Area Transit System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fight also held executive level positions in human resources at the Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) and Compass Transportation/Transit in San Francisco. Through his leadership in these roles, Fight introduced a number of innovative initiatives including hosting KCATA’s first annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference and creating an award-winning employee wellness program.
Fight’s innovative practices in human resources have regularly been featured by the American Public Transit Association (APTA) and in transit industry publications.
“We are delighted that Jim will be joining Team TARTA, knowing that his experience at other public transit systems will add great value to our transformational journey,” said General Manager Kimberly Dunham. “I was so impressed with his commitment to employee engagement, workforce development and creative ideas to develop career pathways for our team. He has also served as a subject matter expert at national transit conferences and brings a depth of knowledge and expertise that is sure to propel us into the future.”
Fight holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Mary in Overland Park, Kansas and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) provides a vital link in the Toledo metro area to jobs, education, health care and other destinations. It enables everyone in our community to have access to transportation regardless of their age, race, physical ability or economic background. TARTA is underway with exploring and introducing new initiatives and service options that will enhance convenience and customer experience while moving Toledo into the future of public transit.
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