Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has hired local transportation expert Barbara Koslov to be his transportation policy adviser, replacing Richard Zientek, who recently became public affairs director of Union Pacific. Koslov started work March 21.
Koslov is the former president of the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership, a non- profit organization advocating for and helping to advance transportation and infrastructure improvements in the region. She also served on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Advisory Committee and on the boards of directors for a number of area chambers of commerce and regional agencies. Koslov also has worked as a transportation planning consultant and is the former manager of capital planning at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.
“Barbara Koslov is a perfect fit for the position as my transportation policy adviser,” Emmett said. “Her experience and contacts allow her to step into the role and be an asset immediately.”
Koslov, a native Houstonian, is a graduate of Bellaire High School, Tulane University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.