KC Area Transportation Authority
Oct 20, 2023
Frank White III
KC Area Transportation Authority

Frank White III is the President & CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA). Before assuming this role, he was Vice President of Development with RideKC Development Corporation, a division of KCATA. White took the helm of the KCATA in August 2022. He is the first African-American to hold this seat. Within his first year, White is being credited with improving internal systems resulting in easing KCATA’s staffing shortage, significantly improved customer satisfaction results, and building valuable relationships with funding partners locally, regionally and nationally. He uses his love for speaking to discuss leadership in general, and the future of transportation.

White has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas. He is very active in his community and serves on various nonprofit boards. He is an alumnus of the Eno Transit Senior Executive Program Class of 2019 and is a Fall 2019 Graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program. He is an alumnus of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Leadership Missouri Program Class of 2021.

White is married to his high school sweetheart, Rechele. They have three daughters, Kaiya, Micah, and Reghan, a granddaughter, Leah and a Dutch Shepard named Jack.