Andrea Foard works as Transit Division Manager/Deputy Director for the Cobb County Department of Transportation. In her role, she oversees the county’s public transportation system, CobbLinc, which includes fixed route, commuter, and paratransit bus services. She manages the contracted daily operations and maintenance of the system and plans for system-wide enhancements and expansion.
Andrea joined the RTA Board of Directors in May 2019. She brings extensive transportation and development experience to the organization having delivered major projects related to transit operations, transit expansion, and transit-oriented development for public transit and transportation agencies in the Atlanta region, including MARTA, the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), the Atlanta BeltLine, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. She is currently pursuing a master’s in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University. Andrea is certified as a professional planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and credentialed by the USGBC as a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C). She is a Board member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association and President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). Andrea was featured as one of the “100 Influential Women to Know” in ACEC of Georgia’s Engineering Georgia magazine in 2018 and 2019 and is a member of the 2018-2019 class of Leadership Cobb.