Odell Draper  
Knoxville Area Transit
Title: Manager of Safety and Training
Phone: 865-215-7802
Odell Draper

After joining KAT as a bus operator in 2007 and advancing to various positions in management, Odell was appointed Manager of Safety and Training in 2016. In this position, Odell designs and executes all policies and programs related to safety, security, and training of employees. He also investigates all accidents involving KAT vehicles and represents KAT in court when necessary. Odell approaches stressful situations with confidence and calm logic due to his experience as an infantryman in the U.S. Army. As a former police officer, Odell's focus on keeping the community protected has made him an effective advocate for the safety of all KAT employees and passengers.

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