FTA Region 7 Administrator
Mokhtee Ahmad joined FTA in November 1998, when he accepted the position of Regional Administrator for Region VII (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas - MINK) in Kansas City, Mo. As the Regional Administrator, he provides leadership to the Regional Office in the administration of FTA's programs and the management of federal financial assistance.
Mokhtee came to the federal government from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Topeka, Kansas. His tenure at KDOT began in 1983, when he was the Assistant Chief of Transportation Planning. He was responsible for providing leadership and management in the areas of rural public transit programs, urban transportation programs, rail program, and bicycle and pedestrian programs to the different teams. He initiated and collaborated on several publications for KDOT such as the department's annual publications of Selected Statistics; Age and Alcohol Traffic Accidents, and Accident Statistics.
Prior to joining KDOT, he was the Financial Economist and State Demographer for the State of Kansas in the Department of the Budget. He was responsible for analyzing tax legislation from 1978 to 1983; estimating the fiscal impact and writing the fiscal notes to the legislature; and writing bill notes for the governor on the economic impacts of the proposed legislation. He also participated in the revenue forecasting committee for the state's budget revenue estimates. As the state demographer, he was responsible for disseminating and analyzing the 1980 Census for Kansas.
Mokhtee's career also includes teaching at the universities and in public schools - Washburn University (adjunct instructor in Economics and Business Statistics - 1978 to present); University of Nebraska in Omaha (visiting instructor in Economics and Business Statistics - 1977 / 1978); University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Assistant Professor in Economics - 1975 / 1977); and Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa (Instructor in Economics -1973 / 1975). During the 1967-1968 school year, he taught mathematics at Paul Junior High School in Washington D.C. His education includes a Bachelor's of Science in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor's of Scence in Economics from Iowa State University, and the completion of the all the requirements for a PhD in Economics minus a dissertation from Iowa State University.