Matrice Ellis-Kirk is joining the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors as a Dallas County appointee. Ellis-Kirk was appointed to complete a two-year term by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, replacing Kent Cagle, who served on the board since September 2010.
“We look forward to working with Ms. Ellis-Kirk,” said Kenneth Barr, chairman of the NTTA Board of Directors. “She will bring a wealth of experience to this board, and help to steer the NTTA as it enters a robust and dynamic period in its delivery of transportation choices for the entire North Texas region.”
Ellis-Kirk is currently managing partner of Diversity Services at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, working with clients on developing an inclusive pipeline of talent. She is well versed on the work she will undertake; her current search work focuses on C-suite executives.
Ellis-Kirk has transportation experience, having previously worked as director of the office of management and budget with Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She is also active within the business and civic communities, serving on a number of boards, including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Foundation, the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the University of Pennsylvania Board of Visitors. She has served on boards for a number of public companies.
“I am excited to be a part of the next phase of NTTA’s work to provide mobility and innovative transportation solutions for the region,” said Ellis-Kirk.
Cagle steps down from the NTTA board as he prepares for his new role as city manager for the city of Leander in central Texas.
Ellis-Kirk is scheduled to be sworn in at the Jan. 18, 2012 NTTA Board of Directors meeting.