Acting Associate Administrator for Civil Rights
Courtney L. Wilkerson became Acting Associate Administrator for FTA's Office of Civil Rights on January 9, 2017. In this role, Mr. Wilkerson manages the day-to-day activities of the office, including policy and guidance formulation, customer service standards, outreach and technical assistance activities, personnel, and program streamlining efforts.
Mr. Wilkerson is an innovative leader and an expert in civil rights. Prior to joining FTA, Mr. Wilkerson served as the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA’s) Deputy Assistant Administrator of Civil Rights. Prior to that, he worked as the Civil Rights Director and advisor to the Under Secretary for Rural Development, a multi-billion dollar agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was also the Chief Adjudicator within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
Mr. Wilkerson holds a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University.