Latinos In Transit (LIT) announced its next Leadership Summit will take place Sept. 22 to 23, in the Washington, D.C., area. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will be this year’s host.
The announcement was made at a joint COMTO DC and LIT lunch and learn event at WMATA’s headquarters. WMATA GM/CEO Randy Clarke made the announcement while discussing the agency’s current service and operations as well as potential capital improvements. Clarke noted that WMATA’s workforce is the backbone of the agency and region and he highlighted recent promotions that reinforced his commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
"We are elated to announce the 2023 LIT Leadership Summit will take place at our nation's capital. Having WMATA be the Summit host is just icing on the cake,” said LIT President Alva Carrasco.
Sponsorship opportunities will be made available in the coming weeks and programming announcements will be made in the coming months. Those interested in a sponsorship or would like to submit a session proposal may contact Leadership Summit Committee Chair Oscar Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIT is excited to build off of last year’s successful summit, which took place in Dallas and was hosted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit. The event saw more than 150 registrants, a sold-out Leadership Luncheon with 200 attendees, nine sponsors, four breakout sessions, three keynotes, a technical tour, and two receptions.
Founded in 2016, Latinos In Transit was created to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation. Membership is made of public and private transportation professionals from across the nation who meet regularly to network, share information, and celebrate the professional development of all members.