Fort Worth, Texas – The Board of Directors of the Tarrant Transit Alliance (TTA) selected unanimously to appoint Cristal Galvan as the new Executive Director of the regional transit advocacy organization. She will be responsible for overseeing TTA’s legislative agenda, advocacy, and funding efforts, and educating our community on what sound transit policy means for our region.

Cristal comes to TTA as a former board member with experience in the public and private sectors. She has a dual competency of both political and business management. As an entrepreneur she is the owner of a multiservice small business, specializing in business development, strategic consulting, advocacy, and funding proposal development.
She has a mindset for connecting programs to funding and knows first-hand the importance of being innovative and establishing the infrastructure of an organization, as well as managing that organization with perseverance, vision, and innovation. Cristal’s vison for TTA is to continue advocacy efforts for establishing equitable and sustainable transit as well as work to develop connectivity and to promote economic growth using Transit Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities.

Cristal is known as a highly collaborative leader with the knowledge and understanding for the public and political demands inherent in managing the initiatives of a growing city, and not only knows what it takes to attract businesses to our region but recognizes the importance of building partnerships in an effort to secure funding.

She is committed to being an impactful leader for our organization and we are thrilled to welcome Cristal as the Executive Director of the Tarrant Transit Alliance. We are more than confident with her distinctive experience, political acumen, and strong sense for advocacy, she will work to promote equitable and sustainable transit for our community and focus on leading the organization as one of regional influence.

Cristal holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Business Management, from Texas Wesleyan University. Amongst her many current professional affiliations, she is a member of the Fort Worth Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council, the Rotary of Fort Worth, a member of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fort Worth Friendly Board of Directors, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee and Ambassador, Hispanic Women’s Network, State Board, Grants Manager, Artes De La Rosa Board of Directors, Nuestro Kimball Committee, Tough Stars Give Back Board of Directors, Friends of the IM Terrell STEM & VPA Academy Foundation, Castleberry ISD Foundation, and is an alumni of LeaderPrime Fort Worth.
Cristal assumed the role of Executive Director on July 14, 2022.

The Tarrant Transit Alliance is an advocacy organization committed to the mission of educating, empowering, and mobilizing our community to promote sound transit policy.

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