Kim Shanklin

Kim Shanklin is currently the Chief People Officer for the Utah Transit Authority. Ms. Shanklin began her career in human resources at UTA, then spent several years with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, managing its day to day human resources functions. She returned to UTA in 2007 to manage labor relations and performance improvement, and was promoted to the Chief People Officer position in January of 2017. Ms. Shanklin has extensive experience working in a public transit environment, applying continuous improvement strategies, working with public transit unions, and managing labor relations. She also has strong experience designing human resources strategies in the areas of workforce planning, staffing, benefits and retirement, training, and organizational development. She served as the chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Labor Relations Subcommittee from 2010-2017 and completed APTA’s leadership development program. She has on the Board of the Transit Labor Exchange as the Financial Secretary/Treasurer since 2016. She holds a master’s degree in public administration, with an emphasis in human resources management, from the University of Utah.

Kim Shanklin will be speaking in the People & Culture Track.

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