Rock Region METRO Executive Director Graduates APTA Leadership Program
Charles Frazier One of 25 Public Transit Professionals to Graduate Program
Rock Region METRO Executive Director Charles D. Frazier graduated the American Public Transportation Association Leadership APTA program at the association’s annual conference Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Frazier is one of 25 public transit professionals to have been selected to participate in the year-long program, which is designed to help participants develop their skills and prepare them for senior and executive leadership roles.
Participants engaged in skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings and web-based events throughout the last year. Topics covered included lobbying, the federal legislative process, union negotiations, media relations, presentation skills, workforce development, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and procurement, with classes taught by highly tenured professionals both within and outside of the transit industry. Leadership APTA class members toured transit systems in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Salt Lake City and Nashville.
“I’m honored to be recognized by APTA and have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Leadership APTA program,” said Frazier. “I’m excited to apply successful strategies I’ve learned through the program here at Rock Region METRO and want to thank the METRO Board of Directors for supporting my participation in the program during my transition to METRO.”