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Garrome P. "Jerry" Franklin
Vice President Chief Safety Officer

Garrome P. 'Jerry' Franklin
Executive Staff
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Jerry Franklin has over four decades of transportation related experience, much of which has been at the senior executive levels of government. Currently he serves as the Vice President - Chief Safety Officer, reporting directly to the President/CEO of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), where he manages the agency's operational safety program with the objective of ensuring the protection of DART employees, passengers, property and stakeholders.

Professional Experience
Vice President Chief Safety Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, April 2015 Present
Board of Trustee Member & Adjunct Professor, Jarvis Christian College, 2009-2012
Vice President Economic Opportunity & Government Relations, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 2008-2010
Vice President of Executive Affairs, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 2007-2008
Interim Vice President of Procurement, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 2006-2007
Regional Administrator, USDOT - Federal Transit Administration, 2000-2004
Assistant Regional Commissioner for Management & Operations Support, Social Security Administration, 1999-2000
Associate Administrator for Management & Administration, USDOT-Research and Special Programs Administration, 1997-1999
Deputy Associate Administrator for Civil Aviation Security, USDOT-Federal Aviation Administration, 1996-1997
Regional Administrator, USDOT-Federal Aviation Administration, 1994-1996

AA, Criminal Justice Administration, Longview Community College
BA, Criminal justice Administration, Park College
MBA, Webster University
MA, Management, Webster University
MA (core), Webster University

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