Kenneth Barr


 

Kenneth Barr

Kenneth Barr

Chairman
Tarrant County Appointee

Kenneth Barr is a consultant on governmental relations and public affairs with the Barr Consulting Group. He was appointed to the NTTA board of directors in May 2008 and has served as chairman since September 2011.

Barr was elected mayor of Fort Worth four times and served in that capacity from 1996 until retiring in 2003. Prior to being elected mayor, he served three years as a city council member.

As an elected official, Barr served as a member of the board of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; President of the Texas Municipal League; chairman of the Transportation and Communications Committee and a member of the Advisory Board for the U.S. Conference of Mayors; chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and on the Board of the National League of Cities; and as a member of the North Texas Regional Transportation Council. He also has served as chairman of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the North Texas Commission. He is a past chairman of the North Texas Commission and of Fort Worth Sister Cities International.

Barr began a 50-year business career when he joined his family’s commercial printing business as a high school freshman. He became president and CEO in 1975 and served in that capacity until the business was sold in 2005. Born in Fort Worth, he attended Fort Worth public schools, earned a business degree from Texas Christian University where he also did graduate study in economics.

kbarr@ntta.org