Slaughter has been involved in the development of mobility solutions for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience in the transport industry, having worked for architecture and engineering firms, such as HDR, HNTB, and Parsons Brinckerhoff, planning consulting firms LKC Consulting Inc., and SR Beard & Associates, as well as operating agencies, including the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in Houston.
She became VP of HDR in Chicago in 2013, where she oversaw the development of transportation plans in 16 states. In 2018, she joined HNTB, where she was the Transit & Rail Market Leader for the entire U.S.
In addition, Slaughter is an active leader in the transportation industry. Last year the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) appointed her to lead a subcommittee for the Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force. She also served on the APTA Board of Directors and Business Members Board of Governors, Business Council of the African American Mayors Association, Women's Transportation Seminar, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, and the March of Dimes. In 2019, Slaughter served on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's transportation transition team.
She succeeds Stanley Rosenblum, who took over as head of our US operations in September 2016 and retired at the end of 2020.