Kara McManus

Civil Rights and Compliance Manager

Kara McManus is the Civil Rights and Compliance Manager at The Goodman Corporation.  Kara is a detailed-oriented professional and she leverages her talents to manage federal and state procurements, and Civil Rights Title VI, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Equal Employment Opportunity, and other local, state and federal compliance programs.  She is the TGC subject matter expert in preparing clients for Federal Transit Administration Triennial Reviews. 

Ms. McManus holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and has participated in over 10 professional level compliance related training.  Ms. McManus has gone above and beyond to work with the Houston Minority Business Development Agency to create proactive DBE outreach activities to notify Houston-area DBEs of the DBE certifying process and upcoming procurement and subcontracting opportunities. Kara’s attention to detail also shines in her design work where she creates professional maps and documents for public use.

Kara is a world traveler and avid movie goer. 

Graduate Marketing Certificate Program, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2010 
Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Easter Seals Project ACTION People of the Move Online Course
NTI Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility 
NTI Managing the Environmental Review Process 
NTI Procurement Series 1 and 3 
NTI Disadvantaged Business Enterprise 
NTI NTD Urban Reporting
NTI Title VI and Public Transit 
NTI Transit Academy 
TxDOT Title VI Training 
TxDOT Local Government Projects Procedures Certification

Mobility Planning 
Procurement and Compliance 
Project Management 
Pursuit of Funding 


Ph: (713) 951-7591x10 (ext.)