Carmen Garcia accepted the position of Director, Outreach Programs for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), July 14, 2008. Recently promoted to Assistant Vice President, Diversity (February 2017).In her role, García oversees DART”s Outreach Programs by directing, coordinating and administering the agency’s minority outreach program as it relates to minority contracts and D/MWBE vendors. She maintains programs relative to the needs of the community. She develops and maintains external strategic partnerships and serves as a liaison to major chambers representing minorities, women and other groups whose goals include the development of economic opportunities for minorities and women.
Prior to joining DART, Carmen spent seven years with the State Fair of Texas as the director of community affairs in which she had the responsibility of the Fair’s Speakers Bureau and special events. Additionally, she is active in a broad spectrum of groups by serving on committees and participating in organizational projects.
The Houston native graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in public administration.